Cookie Policy

Cookie Information

When visiting the GP Strategies Training Ltd LMS, small amounts of information will be placed on your computer or mobile device, known as cookies.  These will not identify you personally.  These small bits of information are used to keep you logged in, store your preferences and enhance your user experience.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. This tool uses cookies to collect anonymous information about the pages you visit and the time you spend on the website. The Google Analytics cookie also tracks information such as the terms used to search for our website, the browser the user has searched on and other information such as the country and city you are viewing the site from. No personal information is collected or used by this cookie.  If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, then please click this link.

The Information Commissioner’s Office and the BBC have provided some useful information on what cookies are how cookies are used.  Please click the below link:

ICO website – Cookies advice for members of the public

BBC Website – What are Cookies?

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES

  • There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Google or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

The GPSTL LMS website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below


Privacy Impact Score = B

Privacy Impact Score is a score reflecting overall cookie-related impact of the website relative to other websites, primarily taking into account the number of third-party domains it reports to and number of persistent cookies it sets. See Privacy Impact Score article for more details.

Third-party domains = 2
Persistent cookies = 5
Session cookies = 3

Third-party domains is the count of organisations allowed by the webmaster to trace your across the site. These cookies may be set for various purposes, like tracking ads displayed on the website, collection of statistics, targeted advertising etc. This website allows 2 other websites to track your activity.

Persistent cookies are the cookies that are preserved through browser shutdowns. This means, even if you close this page today and ever return there in future, the website will know you’re a returning visitor. This may be used for “remember me” features, as well as persistent user tracking. These cookies, especially if set by third party organisations, are powerful tool for monitoring your activities across all the websites you visit. This website sets 5 persistent cookies with average life-time of 280 days and longest 730 days.

Session cookies are cleared when you close your browser and allow the website to identify user’s state — such as logged-in users. They are mostly considered harmless because they cannot be used for long-term user tracking. This site sets 3 session cookies.


Cookies and Privacy Attributes

Google Analytics tracking cookie » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: gpsta.co.uk
  • This cookie expires in 730 days
  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It’s recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More…
  • Size: 27 bytes
  • Sample value:
    GA1.3.2012311835.1510050127
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: gpsta.co.uk
  • This cookie expires in 1 days
  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It’s recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More…
  • Size: 27 bytes
  • Sample value:
    GA1.3.1077281737.1510050127
Google Analytics tracking cookie » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: gpsta.co.uk
  • The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It’s recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More…
  • Size: 1 bytes
  • Sample value:
    1
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: lms.gpsta.co.uk
  • The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
  • Secure The cookie sets the Secure flag but is itself set on a non-TLS (plaintext HTTP) website. New browsers will ignore such cookies under the Strict Secure cookie policy
  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It’s recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More…
  • Size: 1 bytes
  • Sample value:
    1
YouTube cookie » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: youtube.com
  • This cookie expires in 243 days
  • httpOnly This cookie can be read by client-side JavaScript which might increase chances of stealing it in case of a successful Cross-Side Scripting attack. It’s recommended that cookies storing authentication-related session token are protected by the flag » More…
  • Size: 11 bytes
  • Sample value:
    f1=50000000
YouTube session cookie » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: youtube.com
  • The cookie is only valid during current browser session and it will be deleted when you close browser
  • httpOnly This cookie is not readable by client-side JavaScript code » More…
  • Size: 11 bytes
  • Sample value:
    RMTz-5eV1QQ
YouTube cookie » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: youtube.com
  • This cookie expires in 243 days
  • httpOnly This cookie is not readable by client-side JavaScript code » More…
  • Size: 11 bytes
  • Sample value:
    O_8Sj2wObTw
Google advertising cookie used to personalize ads on Google search pages » More…
  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Domain: google.com
  • This cookie expires in 183 days
  • httpOnly This cookie is not readable by client-side JavaScript code » More…
  • Size: 132 bytes
  • Sample value:
    116=LIWrReUGgkTbq19Sc3YcoD-pDsCNCcicFcmGwinp3HefyEbSUW9W9Z1vy7i7BhYbzB3KZCkwlTCJwFdrVx2rDigidL1--ftJnXSzQEnI_IGismUimJPlSGrrpSd3Lcwp

HTTP security-related headers assessment

Security score = -1

HOW TO CONTROL AND DELETE COOKIES

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.