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When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
We do this to:
- improve your experience of some of our online services
- improve our understanding of how people use our website
- measure the effectiveness of online advertising.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
We’ve listed below all the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services we use.
Cookies for using the interactive tools
Our interactive tools use two session cookies, one (cookieenablechecked) to allow the use to tick off completed tools in the end screen and the other for useage analysis and continuous improvement purposes.
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|ns_cookietest||True or False||On exit|
Third party cookies for our webinars
Our webinars are hosted by Live Group. 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:
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Live Group also use Google Analytics to track user activity and their cookies are listed on Google's website: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet
For more information about Live Group visit: https://www.livegroup.co.uk/
Cookies for improving 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|
|_utmc||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)
For more information about Google Analytics visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
We use Digital Analytix (Webtrends) to track visits across multiple sites within The Pensions Regulator’s online remit (domain). For example, users moving from the main site to your our online services: Exchange/ and/or Trustee toolkit.
|c1||Randomly generated number||5 years|
|s1||Randomly generated number||5 years|
For more information about Digital Analytix visit: http://www.nedstat.com/
Third party advertising cookies
Where government uses advertising, it wants 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|
|Mookie1.com||id||Unique serial number||Xasis||13 months|
|Mookie1.com||OAX||Unique serial number||Xasis||13 months|
|Mookie1.com||mdata||Unique serial number||Xasis||13 months|
|Mookie1.com||RMF*||Unique serial number||Xasis||2 years|
|Mookie1.com||NSC*||Unique serial number||Xasis||End of session|
|Doubleclick.net||id||Unique serial number||Doubleclick / Google||2 years|
|quantcast.com||d||Advertising targeting information||quantcast||90 days|
|quantcast.com||q00||None (signifies 'opted out')||quantcast||365 days|
For more information about Xasis visit: http://xasis.com/page/privacy-policy
To opt out of Xasis cookies visit: http://xasis.com/common/OPT-OUT_call.html
For more information about Doubleclick visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads
To opt of of Doubleclick / Google cookies visit: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/web/
For more information about quantcast visit: http://www.quantcast.com/privacy
To opt out of quantcast cookies visit: http://www.quantcast.com/how-we-do-it/consumer-choice/opt-out
Cookies for social networking
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|
For more information about AddThis visit: http://www.addthis.com/
Using our online services
We also provide visitors to our site with the opportunity to use two services online.
The regulator’s online service 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 regulator’s dedicated e-learning programme for trustees, provided by our third-party provider Epic.
|CFID||To enable users to sign in.||On exit|
|CFTOKEN||Maintains login across all the site pages.||On exit|
|JSESSIONID||Helps to identify each session||On exit|
For more information about Epic visit: http://www.epic.co.uk/
The @TPRgovuk Twitter account is managed by the digital marketing team, on behalf of colleagues across The Pensions Regulator. The information we provide is for guidance only and should not be taken as a definitive interpretation of the law.
We may use some automation (such as tools that generate tweets from RSS feeds). If you follow us, you can expect between 2-5 tweets a week covering the following:
- Alerts about new content on our website (including updates to codes and guidance)
- Information on key speaker engagements
- Attendance of events
- RSS feeds of:
- press releases
- blog postings on preparing for automatic enrolment
Due to resources, we infrequently review our follower list. We may automatically follow back accounts that aren’t spam. Being followed back does not imply endorsement of any kind.
We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and The Pensions Regulator accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
@Replies and direct messages
We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers however we are not able to reply individually to the messages we receive via Twitter.
The digital media team reads all @replies and direct messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant teams within The Pensions Regulator.
We cannot engage in issues that are outside the Regulator's statutory remit or respond to questions which it would be inappropriate for the Regulator as a public authority to provide an answer.
The usual ways of contacting The Pensions Regulator for official correspondence and those enquiries requiring a response are detailed in the contact us section of our website.
We have created our google+ pages for you to share and discuss topics relating to the regulation of work-based pension schemes in the UK.
We encourage discussion between our followers and circles however we may not be able to engage in direct responses via google+.
Discussions are monitored by our google+ page managers and they may direct a query through existing communication channels where appropriate.
We do not encourage or endorse any commercial endorsements or third party promotions that appear on our google+ pages.
Our google+ terms of membership
If you choose to connect to our google+ pages we ask that you adhere to the terms listed below:
- be respectful of other users of the page
- stay on topic and do not post content that is unrelated to the purpose of this page
- do not use language that is offensive, inflammatory or provocative
- do not post material if you know or suspect that doing so may breach the law
- do not post personal information – addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details – relating either to you or other individuals
- do not register more than one user account per person
- do not impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or an organisation
- do not attempt to log on using another person’s account
- please provide truthful and accurate submissions (do not provide submissions where you are not sure of their truthfulness or factual accuracy)
- do not make any commercial endorsement or promotion of any product, service or publication.
Failure to adhere will result in your postings being removed and could result in your connections being blocked.