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Privacy and cookies


This service is run by the Skills Funding Agency (“SFA”). We’ll handle the information you give to us according to the Skills Funding Agency personal information charter.

This tool doesn't ask for and won't store any personal information.


This service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer. Most websites do this. These cookies are used to:

  • help us understand how you use the service, so we can improve it
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
  • help us to plan and administer apprenticeships in England

The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re put on to your computer to make the service work better for you. You can edit or delete the cookies.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage your cookies.

How cookies are used

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 month

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect in formation about how you use this tool. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Universal Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga To help us to understand how you have used the service so that we can administer apprenticeships in England 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Session Cookies

We store session cookies on your computer to help keep your information secure while you use the service.

Name Purpose Expires
__RequestVerificationToken Anti-forgery verification token. This token is used to prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks session