Privacy and data protection

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The applications on Turas use different types of cookie.

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.

Cookies used by Turas

Turas uses Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the different applications. See Google Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics cookies used in Turas applications
Cookie name Purpose Expiry/Lifespan
_ga Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users 2 years
_gat Google analytics cookie used to throttle request rate 10 minutes
_gid Google analytics cookie. Used to distinguish users 1 day

 

Turas uses Applications Insights, a performance management service for web developers on multiple platforms. Applications Insights records everything to do with the Turas apps, including status on users, application performance and errors. See Application Insights Privacy Policy.

Application Insights cookies used in Turas applications
Cookie name Purpose Expiry/Lifespan
ai_session Microsoft Application Insights cookie. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie. 30 minutes
ai_user Microsoft Application Insights cookie. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time. 1 year

 

Cookies used in Turas Learn
Cookie name Purpose Expiry/Lifespan
treestate Custom cookie to store the state of the Learn content tree (Used by administrators only) Session

 

Other cookies used by all Turas applications
Cookie name Purpose Expiry/Lifespan
.AspNet.Cookies Used for cookie-based authentication. Session
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. Session
ARRAffinity This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. Session
ASP.Net_SessionId Used by ASP.Net to store a unique identifier for the current session 1 day

 

Cookies used for logging into the Turas platform
Cookie name Purpose Expiry/Lifespan
buid login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie 6 months
esctc login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
stsservicecookie login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
testcookie login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-cache login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-dc login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-rc login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-slice login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-sso login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-cpim-trans login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session
x-ms-gateway-slice login.microsoftonline.com Azure Active Directory B2C authentication-related cookie Session

 

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