Cookies

When users enter the SASA website, their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the SASA web server. Some cookies store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a textsize preference.?Other cookies enable core functionality, such as access to secure areas, and the website cannot function properly without these cookies. Cookies in themselves identify only the computer used, rather than individual users.

The SASA website also uses cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and how visitors got to the site. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, SASA uses Google Analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by SASA will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally. Visit the Google Analytics website for their overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

See also our privacy policy to find out more about how SASA stores and uses any personal information we may hold.

Cookies used on our site

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Cookie File Name Typical Content Expires
has_js Indicates that javascript is enabled. This is required for the website to function correctly. At end of session
textsize Number denoting the textsize preference while moving around the website?- default is 80 4 months
cookie-agreed Saves a message so that your device knows you’ve seen the cookie message and knows not to show it again. 3 months

Universal Analytics (Google)

Cookie File Name Typical Content Expires
_ga Used to count how many people visit this website. 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes

mySPUDS

Name Typical Content Expires
username@sasa.gov.uk This cookie is created when you log in to mySPUDS. ?It is used to authenticate your user details when logged in, allowing you to navigate from page to page without having to enter your log in details multiple times. Without this cookie, you will not be able to use mySPUDS. The cookie also saves search parameters.? 1 year

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Managing cookie settings

Most recent web browsers allow you to control cookies. This can be done through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them in different browsers, visit the aboutcookies or? allaboutcookies websites. You can also opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

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Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that SASA is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. Our privacy policy applies solely to information held by SASA.

If you have any queries, please get in touch through the details in the Contact Us box.

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