A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by all websites, and have several different functions.
At a basic level cookies will:
These are divided into three categories:
1. Necessary cookies
These cookies let you move around our websites and use all their features. Without them, you wouldn't be able to do things like view your profile, view timesheets, or use forms to improve compliance. These cookies also help keep your session secure.
|PHPSESSID||End of browser session||This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain your session variables. These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Temporary||This protects the session from cross-site request forgeries. Cross-site request forgeries are a type of malicious exploit whereby unauthorized commands are performed on behalf of the authenticated user.|
|laravel_session||Temporary||This provides a way to store information about your session requests.|
|laravel_mage_sess_id||Temporary||This is used by the ID Shop to determine an active session|
|ow_cookie_notice||1 month||This is used by the ID Shop to determine if you have accepted the Cookies message|
|Local Storage||Temporary||This saves data on your computer to speed up performance of the website applications, as it reduces the number of database queries that are needed on the server.|
2. Performance cookies
These simply help us improve the way our website works. They tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any errors occurred.
|__utma||2 years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|__utmc||End of browser session|
|ajs_anonymous_id||1 year||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. It uses the information to compile internal user conversion and site features usage statistics.|
3. Third party cookies
These cookies provide information to our third party news portal. They provide functionality to you when viewing our news stories or blog, such as social sharing. They also tell them visitor volume and type to our news and blog pages.
|__atuvs||1 hour||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.|
|_chartbeat2||1 year||This is used to register if a person has visited the domain before (to calculate “new vs returning” users)|
|_cb||1 year||This is set to use real time analytics software by Chartbeat.|
|_cb_is||1 year||This is set to use real time analytics software by Chartbeat.|