Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose and description on learningjournals.co.uk Length
_cfduid a1webstrategy.com Used by the contecnt network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted Web Traffic 1 year
JSESSIONID nr-data.net Preserves users states across page requests session
_ga Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years
_gat Google Used by Google analytics to throttle request rate session
_gid Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website session
_stid Share This Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return sessions 1 year
ep201 Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey Session
ep102 Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey 1 year
PREF YouTube Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different sites 8 months
SSID Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey 1 year
SSLB Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey Session
SSPV Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey 1 year
SSRT Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey 1 year
SSSC Wufoo Saves user states across page reqests when completing a web based survey session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated videos 179 days
YSC YouTube Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen session
catAccCookies uK Cookie Consent Plugin Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. 29 days

 

Cookie Name Provider Purpose and description on *.yourlearningjournals.co.uk Length
ASP.NET_SessionId Microsoft Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. session
_ga Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years
_gat Google Used by Google analytics to throttle request rate session
_gid Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website session
ai_user Microsoft collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time. 1 year

 

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Sendgrid email solutions

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics and New Relic

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will severely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.