How cookies are used on this service

View your education data (VYED) puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again

The cookies aren't used to identify you personally.

You'll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We don't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.

We don't allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit VYED by tracking if you've visited before 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours

Essential cookies

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit VYED. We'll store a cookie so that your computer knows you've seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
cookies_policy Saves your cookie consent settings 1 year
cookies_preferences_set Lets us know that you’ve saved your cookie consent settings 1 year

View your education data

Name Purpose Expires
AspNetCore.Cookies One of the ways that we manage the user access to the service

Several cookies may be generated with a number suffix (e.g. AspNetCore.Cookies1)
When you close your browser
VyedTempDataCookie Remembers transient user settings in a single logon session When you close your browser
ARRAffinity Used to manage requests between your browser and the website When you close your browser
ARRAffinitySameSite Used to manage requests between your browser and the website When you close your browser

Change your settings

You can change which cookies you're happy for us to use.