What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer or moblie phone by a website. Only that website can access the information on the cookie and each one is unique to your browser. This allows the website to remember things about you, such as the fact you are logged in, or the contents of your shopping basket.

What Cookies does the CPD Portfolio Builder website dish out?

The CPD Portfolio Builder uses cookies to perform a range of functions. Some are essential (i.e. the website won't work without them) and others less so. A complete list is provided here so you can make an informed decision about whether to click the 'Accept cookies' button at the bottom of the page!

Essential Cookies

These are enabled as soon as you visit the CPD Portfolio Builder website. They are called CAKEPHP and cc_cookie_accept.

CAKEPHP is a session cookie and is required when you log into the site in order for the website to remember who you are and display information relevant to you. Disable this and you will constantly be asked to log in again!

cc_cookie_accept, as the name implies, is the cookie that remembers whether you accept cookies or not! Disabling this will mean that you see the message at the bottom of the screen and non-essential cookies will remain disabled.

Non-essential Cookies

There are a number of these performing a range of functions, which are useful for the running of the site and are responsible for some functionality, but you can still do virtually everything you need on the site without them. They are disabled until you click the 'Accept Cookies' button

Google Analytics gathers anonymous data about your web browser and the pages that you visit on the site. This is very helpful when deciding which browser types and versions to support and future development of the site, such as mobile browser support. You are not personally identified when this data is gathered. Google Analytics cookie names are __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz

Facebook places two cookies on your computer, datr and lu. These enable you to use the Facebook like and comment buttons to share content on your Facebook account.

Twitter cookies allow you tweet about the website content. Their cookies are __utma, __utmb, __utmv, __utmz, guest_id, k, twll and external_referer

YouTube cookies are linked to videos on the site, which explain various features of the site. You can still view the video even if you disable cookies. The YouTube cookies are _utma, __utmb, __utmz, GuidedHelpResume, HSID, PREF, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics and enabledapps.uploader

What next?

We do not use advertising cookies or behavioural cookies, which track you intrusively, so hopefully you are happy just to click the 'Accept cookies' button. If you have any further queries about this, please use the Contact Us form.