Cookie Types

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. It is important to note that advertising cookies are not set for any visitors to this site.

Session cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Cookies on this website

This site sets the following cookies in your browser:

Google Analytics
Name Description Type Life
_utma Unique visitor identifier Persistent 24 months
_utmb and _utmc Used to identify the session Session N/A
_utmz Campaign tracking cookie which includes the visitors keyword Persistent 6 months

Name Description Type Life
OLMSDSPortalAuthCookie Used to identify authenticated user (only set when user is logged in) Session N/A
SDSPortalRoles Used to identify roles of authenticated user (only set when user is logged in) Session N/A

Name Description Type Life
userTextSize Used to identify the selected font size Session N/A
ASP.Net_sessionId Used to identify the ASP.Net session Session N/A

Cookie banner

The cookie banner to include the types of cookies that the system uses. We have also included a check box beside each cookie type to enable the user to allow or disallow the placement of the cookie on their device.  All checkboxes are ticked by default, users have to indicate consent before accessing MyLife, cookie preferences can be changed at any time.  The cookie types are:

  • Necessary: This is necessary for the application to run and users cannot opt out.
  • User Preferences: this cookie type is used to set user preference for the screen contrast and font size, if a user opts out of this cookie, the changes to font size or contrast will not work, the user will be prompted to change the cookie preferences before continuing.
  • Statistics: This cookie drives the analytics on the site, if a user opts out of this cookie, the analytics for your site may be slightly incorrect.