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Our use of cookies

To improve your experience and make this site simpler to use, we sometimes place small data files on your computer or mobile device. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you've given (eg your postcode) so you don't need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally. They're just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete cookies as you wish.

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into four categories:

1. Strictly necessary cookies
2. Performance cookies
3. Functional cookies
4. Targeting cookies

These are described in more detail below

We always ask you for permission before using functional or targeting cookies. You can accept (or reject) these types of cookie when you first visit our website, or at any time by changing your cookie settings.

Strictly necessary cookies and Performance cookies are automatically set when you visit this website.

Users with an online account will be asked to accept the cookies required for My Account when they register or log in.

To learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. You can control and/or delete cookies through the settings in your web browser settings: the 'Help' menu option should tell you how. Note that if you delete cookies, or if you use a different web browser or device, you may need to enter information again.

Read on to learn more about how and where we use cookies on the Army website.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookies of this type let you move around the website and use essential features. They don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Purpose Cookies used Typical content Lasts for 
To allow the website to understand the pages you have looked at and what information should be saved as you navigate around the Army website during your visit. ASP.NET_SessionId Randomly generated text  Session
To remember your county and establishment name if you have downloaded an 'Army in Education' resource and have selected the option to 'remember me on this computer' _britishArmyResource Randomly generated text 1 year
To remember data related to your login for My Account AUTH Randomly generated text Session
FAAUTH Randomly generated text Session
To allow a single point of login for My Account StsRPsCookie Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth1 Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth2 Randomly generated text   Session
To remember data related to your login for RoleFinder and In Your Area attempted_cookie Randomly generated text 1 minute
To remember your cookie acceptance level  _britishArmy List of preferences 10 years

Performance cookies

Cookies of this type collect information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit, which videos you watch and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and understand what interests our users.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we can’t guarantee how our website will perform during your visit.

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Functional cookies

Cookies of this type are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. They don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some services, and will reduce the support we can offer you. It's also possible that preventing these cookie stops us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.

Purpose Cookies used Typical content Lasts for
To ensure you rate a web page only once _britishArmyRdPageRating Randomly generated text 1year
To ensure you respond to a poll only once _britishArmyRdPoll Randomly generated text  1 year
To check whether you are using the online application form for the first time NewApplicationForm Randomly generated text 1 year
To remember the area you select or your postcode for the In Your Area function iya_location Randomly generated text Session
To check whether you have visited Role Finder before rfFirstVisit True Session 
To allow Role Finder to display roles in a consistent order rfSeed Randomly generated text Session
To remember the filters you have used when using Role Finder rfview List of preferences Session
To remember the roles you have recently viewed within Role Finder rfRecentlyViewed Randomly generated text Session

Targeting cookies

Cookies of this type are linked to advertising networks and services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website, and to get information about your visit so they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

Online advertising

The following cookies are used to track the effectiveness of our online advertising.

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 Share this page

These cookies allow you to use the ‘Share this page’ panel to share pages on social networking sites.

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uid Randomly generated text 2 years
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dt Randomly generated text 1 month
di Randomly generated text 2 years

Facebook 'like'

These cookies allow you to like pages within your Facebook account.

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Facebook.com c_user Randomly generated text Session
datr Randomly generated text    2 years
lu Randomly generated text 2 years
xs Randomly generated text Session
locale The language you are using (eg en_GB) 1 week

Google maps

These cookies track how many people are using the Find your UOTC map.

Provided by Cookies used Typical content Lasts for 
Google.com NID  Randomly generated text 2 years 
PREF Randomly generated text  2 years

Start Thinking Soldier

These cookies store settings for Start Thinking Soldier, which uses Flash.

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Adobe.com s_cc  True/false Session
s_sq Randomly generated text Session 
s_vi Randomly generated text  Session
s_dmdbase_v_1 Done Session
mbox Randomly generated text 14 days
fsr.s Randomly generated text Session
SETTINGS.LOC ALE The language you are using (eg en_GB) Session
s_vi Randomly generated text  5 years

My Account

The following strictly necessary cookies are used to provide the My Account function.

Purpose Cookies used Typical content Lasts for 
To remember data related to your login for My Account AUTH Randomly generated text Session
FAAUTH Randomly generated text   Session 
To allow a single point of login for My Account StsRPsCookie Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth1 Randomly generated text Session
FedAuth2 Randomly generated text Session

The following performance cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how you use our website. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Army website. If you prevent these cookies, we can't guarantee how our website will perform during your visit.

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The following targeting cookies will be automatically set (regardless of your cookie settings) when registered users logon to My Account. These cookies allow you to use the 'Share this page' panel to share pages on social networking sites.

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   psc  Randomly generated text  2 years
   loc  Randomly generated text  3 months
   dt  Randomly generated text  1 month
   di  Randomly generated text  2 years
   bt  Randomly generated text  2 years
   __atuvc  Randomly generated text  2 years
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