This cookie policy helps you find out what cookies are, tells you what we use cookies for and tells you specifically what cookies we use.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of information stored by a website on your computer. A cookie can be used for many purposes such as keeping you signed in or for storing preferences.

The Wikipedia article on HTTP cookies provides further detail.

How We Use Cookies

We use a session cookie which lets us tell your computer apart from all the other computers using our service. This cookie is deleted automatically when you close your browser.

If you have an account and have signed in and have chosen the 'Stay signed in' option, we store an additional essential cookie that makes the 'Stay signed in' feature work.

Cookies We Set

Here are the details of all the cookies that we could ever intentionally store on your computer.

Cookie Name Purpose Further detail
Session cookie PHPSESSID Keep you logged in, customise content based on previous actions Automatically deleted when you close your browser
User cookie simplytestable-user Makes 'Stay signed in' feature work Deleted only if you sign in without checking the 'Stay signed in' option

Third-Party Cookies

Here are the details of cookie stored on your computer as the direct result of third-party services we use.

Cookie Name Purpose Further detail
Google Analytics _utm* Used by Google Analytics to track, in aggregate, how people use our services This covers all cookies with names starting with '_utm'.
UserVoice uvts, uvf Used by UserVoice, a third-party service we use to provide a simple feedback and suggestion feature