PQS Cookies Policy

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PQS Cookies Policy

Welcome to PQScheme.com cookies policy notice.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Cookie Name


Retention Period

Session cookies





WordPress cookies








PHPSESSID – Generic PHP session cookie, used to identify a user for core PHP features

  •  _ga – Used to distinguish users.
  • _gat – Used to throttle request rate.
  • If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.
  • _gid – Used to distinguish users.


  • wordpress_logged_in_* – used for defining a logged in users session
  • wordpress_sec_* – same as above
  • wordpress_* – same as above
  • wordpress_test_cookie – Tests that the browser accepts cookies.
  • wp-settings-* – Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.

All the other cookies are session only,

meaning once you close your browser, the cookies are wiped.

Find more information about the individual cookies we use and purposes for which we use them in this table:

Contacting PQS

Questions, comments and requests regarding this cookies policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

The Data Manager
PQS Pre-Qualification Scheme
3 New Mill Court,
Swansea Enterprise Park,

Or sent via email to: enquiries@pqscheme.com, 

June 2022


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