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Cookies

The School Improvement and System Leadership (SISL) website 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
  • manage when you log in to and use the website
  • prevent unauthorised access to the website

To find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on The School Improvement and System Leadership (SISL) website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the SISL 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 the SISL website
  • how long you spend on each the SISL website page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not 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 the SISL website by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit the SISL website by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Logging in and using the SISL website

The following cookies are used as standard when you login in and use the SISL website.

Name Purpose Expires
ASP.Net.ApplicationCookie Manages access to the SISL website when you login. When you sign out
ARRAffinity Manages your use of the SISL website in Azure. When you sign out
ASP.Net_SessionId Manages your user session when you use the SISL website. When you sign out
Context.Language A Microsoft cookie that stores the users language preference No expiry
Dynamics365PortalAnalytics Tracks anonymous usage of the SISL website portal. 3 months
_RequestVerificationToken Uses anti-forgery tokens, verifies you have legitimate user access and prevents unauthorised requests. No expiry
_cfduid Identifies individual clients behind a shared IP address and applies security settings on a per-client basis 3 months