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Cookies that measure website use
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Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting
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. And we don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||1 minute|
Cookies that remember your settings
New data coming
This message lets you know that a new set of data is about to be published. If you click 'Hide message', we’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows not to show it again.
|suppress-dynamic-header||Lets us know that you've seen our message about new data||1 week|
|suppress-recruitment-banner||Lets us know that you've seen our message about getting involved on our usability testing||180 days|
New feature added
This message lets you know that a new article has been added to the News Page that could help your schools financial benchmarking experience. Once a popup screen is displayed, we’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows not to show it again until a new version of the service is released.
|seen-news-for-version||Lets us know that you've seen our message about our new features for most recent version of the service||10,000 days|
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies do things like remembering your benchmark schools list between your page changes and your visits to our service, essential for using Schools Financial Benchmarking.
Comparing schools and trusts
When you select schools or trusts to benchmark (including a default), we store your choices in a cookie so you don't need to select them again during your visit.
|sfb_comparison_list||Stores your selection of schools to benchmark||Does not expire|
|sfb_comparison_list_mat||Stores your selection of trusts to benchmark||Does not expire|
|sfb_comparison_list_manual||Temporarily stores your selection of schools to benchmark during your manual comparison||Expires at the end of your session|
|YourCharts||Keeps your selection of charts for your customised report on "Your charts" tab in Benchmarking charts page||Does not expire (Local storage)|
|__RequestVerificationToken||This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies.||Expires at the end of your session|
|ARRAffinity||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform and used for load balancing.||Expires at the end of your session|
You may see a banner when you visit our service inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.
|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|