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Cookies used by this website

This list shows all cookies used by the NHS ePortfolios website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
__utmb Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, pages viewed this session, current time. 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site. At end of session
__utma Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, a unique visitor id (randomly generated number), time of first visit, time of previous visit, current time, number of sessions since first visit. 2 years
__utmz Google Analytics cookie. This stores the domain name (hash code) of site, time when cookie last set, total number of visitor sessions, number of different channels or sources through which this site was reached, source of the last cookie update, search hit tag identifier (or just 'organic' if reached via normal search hit), search medium, keyword phrase used to find site. 6 months
session_id NHS ePortfolios cookie. This stores a unique reference number identifying the session, allowing requests from the same device to be grouped together. At end of session
NESEPortfolioAuth10 NHS ePortfolios cookie. This cookie is utilised to identify the currently logged in user. At end of session
PagingSizeDefault NHS ePortfolios cookie. This cookie stores the selected default number of items to display per page in instances where items are split across multiple pages (e.g. search results). 1 year
hideCookieWarning NHS ePortfolios cookie. This cookie is utilised to determine if the cookie statement warning message has been dismissed. 1 year
SelectedPostId NHS ePortfolios cookie. This cookie stores the selected post so users do not have to repeatedly re-select the same post across multiple pages. 1 year