Cookies

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They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookies we use on this site

Cookie name

Domain

Expires

Purpose

SESSION

OCE Question Engine domain, e.g survey.census.gov.scot

N/A (session cookie)

Session cookie used by the OCI Question Engine

_pk_id<id>

OCI Domain e.g survey.census.gov.scot

13 months (default)

Piwik/Matomo first party tracking cookies

_pk_ses<id>

OCI Domain e.g survey.census.gov.scot

30 minutes (default)

Piwik/Matomo first party tracking cookies

_pk_ref<id>

OCI Domain e.g survey.census.gov.scot

6 months (default)

Piwik/Matomo first party tracking cookies

_PK_cvar<id>

OCI Domain e.g survey.census.gov.scot

30 minutes (default)

Piwik/Matomo first party tracking cookies

SESSION

OCI request unit/service domain e.g requests.census.gov.scot

N/A (session cookie)

Session cookie used by the OCI request unit/service (for requesting new IACs or support materials)

Piwik/Matamo - this is the system we are using to gather website analytics

OCI - this stands for Online Collection Instrument. This is the system used for completing the census rehearsal questionnaire online

IAC - this stands for Internet Access Code, which is used to complete the census rehearsal questionnaire online

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