Cookie Policy

Information About Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that our website places on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allows us to improve our site.  Some of the cookies we use are "analytics" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise and count our visitors and to see how visitors move around the website. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies help us measure and improve site performance using a service provided by Google Analytics.

Cookie

Issuer

Expiry

Purpose


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Google Analytics

2 years

This is a tracking cookie used by Google Analytics to track return visits to a site.

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__utmb

Google Analytics

30 mins

Google Analytics uses this cookie to establish a session.

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__utmc

Google Analytics

End of session

Google Analytics uses this cookie to establish a session.

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Google Analytics

 

Google Analytics uses this cookie to classify visitors for reporting purposes

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__utmz

Google Analytics

6 mths

This cookie tracks where users to our sites come from and which search engines they used. It is also used to determine visitor navigation within the site.

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PREF

Google

2 yrs

This cookie stores user preferences in relation to the google search functionality on our site.

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Functional Cookies

These cookies are essential to basic site functionality. They are anonymous and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Cookie

Issuer

Expiry

Purpose


ASPSESSIONID

The ESFA

End of session

This cookie is temporary and is needed for the site to work. It is used to keep the connection between your browser and our servers as you move around our website. It uses a randomly generated identifier and does not contain any personal information other than your IP address. This is a first party cookie.

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UID

The ESFA

End of session

This cookie is temporary and is needed for the site to work. It is used to store the ID number of your School or Association account once you have successfully logged in, to ensure our server delivers information specific to your School or Association - where required.

 

_FS

The ESFA

End of session

This is a temporary cookie that allows us to know the text size you have selected for this site.

_CP

The ESFA

End of session

This is a temporary cookie that allows us to know that your browser has visited this page so we don't have to display the cookie policy banner on each page.

ESFAShoplang

The ESFA

End of session

This is a temporary cookie which allows us to remember your prefered language choice when browsing the ESFA Shop.

Blocking Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the placing on your computer of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including functional cookies) you may not be able to use all or parts of this website.  Instructions on how to change your browser settings are available at the following links:

Further Information

If you are still unsure about cookies, or you just want help to manage them, then please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

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