We’ve listed below all the cookies that are set by our online services including: this website, Exchange, the education portal and the third-party services we use.
Interactive tools cookies
Our interactive tools use two session cookies, one (cookieenabledchecked) to allow the use to tick off completed tools in the end screen and the other for usage analysis and continuous improvement purposes.
|cookieenabledcheck||1 or 0||On exit|
|ns_cookietest||True or False||On exit|
Pop up window cookie
We use the ‘showAd’ cookie so users can dismiss the reminder pop up (modal) windows within thepensionsregulator.gov.uk website. The dismiss functionality prevents the returning user from repeatedly seeing the pop up windows.
|showAd||Identifies the user dismissing a pop up window.||14 days|
Our webinars are hosted by LiveGroup. All data is database driven.
If a webinar user selects remember me - a feature on many systems where you log in - this stores a cookie for when they return. This is not shared with anyone and is not used to track behaviour.
When viewing a webinar, a poll tool is used to remember whether a user has responded to a poll already and if yes, then the poll results will show instead of the question, and the cookie this uses is as follows:
|gglQuickPoll||[Quiz topic] id=done||100 days|
LiveGroup also use Google Analytics to track user activity and their cookies are listed on Google's website.
More information about LiveGroup.
Cookies for improving our service
We use Google Analytics to collect information to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to our website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.
|_utma||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|Randomly generated number||On exit|
|_utmz||Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached
(eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
More information about Google Analytics
We use the following cookies on our automatic enrolment transactional services.
|_ga||Enables us to know what pages, content and activity a user has done for website analytics and performance measurement.||2 years|
|_gcl_au||Enables us to understand how a user uses the website by generating analytical data.||3 months|
|PID||Used to validate role-based (guest, user, anonymous) authorisation to access the web portal application resources on a session level.||On exit|
|__RequestVerificationToken||This is MVC anti-forgery token to prevent cross site request forgery (CSRF) attack. When the page gets posted to the server, if requestVerificationTokens are not the same, or either one is missing, the server knows that the post did not come from our own server and that we shouldn't trust the input and causing an exception to be thrown.||On exit|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rates.||10 minutes|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|atidvisitor||Used to monitor the performance of pages visited by users.||6 months|
|__RequestVerificationToken_Lw__||Used to remember things during your session, so we can do things within the session like logins and personalisation of settings.||On exit|
Third party advertising cookies
Where Government uses advertising, we want to make sure that this money is well spent. To help measure this, these cookies are used on pages which are being marketed.
|Name||Cookie name||Typical content||Provider||Expires|
DoubleClick by Google
|id||Unique serial number||2 years|
|Appnexus.com||TPR - Landing Page||img src="https://secure.adnxs.com/px?id=149158&seg=1408077&t=2" width="1" height="1"||Media iQ||2 years|
|Drawbridge||PensionsRegulatorLandingP||Reports on all users who land on The Pensions Regulator landing page after being exposed to the ads on Drawbridge||Drawbridge||On exit|
More information about Doubleclick by Google
More information about Appnexus
More information about Drawbridge
Social networking cookies
We use AddThis to allow users to share content via Social Networking website and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.
|di||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|loc||Country code and randomly generated letters and numbers||30 days|
|ssh||Your favourite preferences||2 years|
|uid||Randomly generated letters and numbers||2 years|
More information about AddThis
Exchange is our online service you use to keep your scheme details up to date. Without these cookies set, you cannot gain access to Exchange.
|FedAuth1, Fed Auth||To enable users to sign in.||On exit|
|ASP.NET_Sessionld||Used by our server code to link a user to a session so that information about their visit can be stored on the server as they move from one page to the next.||On exit|
The education portal is hosted by a third-party provider, The Development Manager Ltd. The portal includes the Trustee toolkit - a free online learning programme for trustees, and the Public Service toolkit - a free online learning programme for pension board members.
|MoodleSession||Identifies the user logged in to the education portal.||On exit|
|cookieenabledcheck||Checks that cookies are enabled in the user's browser.||On exit|
|cookieenabledcheck||Checks that the browser can receive cookies correctly to make sure a survey invite overlay is not repeatedly served to browsers which can’t accept cookies.||
|4888_Pensions_Regulator_Toolkit_Survey_1||Controls the frequency of a survey invite overlay and prevent repeated viewing.||90 days|
More information about The Development Manager Ltd
More information about cookies and how to manage them
Google reCAPTCHA cookies
We use google reCAPTCHA security on our 'find out your staging date' and 'nominate a contact' digital services to protect them from spam and abuse.
|PREF||These are essential cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use a unique identifier for tracking purposes.
More information about google reCAPTCHA