Cookie Notification

Below is a list of the persistent cookies that the used on web services provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, including their uses, the information they hold, and their purpose.

  • Not every cookie will be used on every site.
  • Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use.
  • General information cookies and how to control them on your computer can be found on the Cookies Information page.



  • __atuvc, __atuvs : These cookies are created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis.


  • EducPortalLanguage, IncTrackingLanguage : Cookies are set by applications written by the NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. They facilitate storage of user language preferences.

CloudFlare service

  • __cfduid : This cookie is used to identify trusted web traffic and to speed up page load times. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

ClassApps "SelectSurvey" Application

  • SelectSurveyASPAnonymousUserID : A cookie for Select Surveys which recognizes an anonymous user.

Drupal CMS

  • device, device_type : Cookies are used to identify the device type that is being used to view a site (e.g.: smartphone, tablet, desktop computer) so that a site can be formatted optimally for that device.
  • Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, Drupal.toolbar.collapsed : Cookies are set only for authenticated (logged in) users. They facilitate storage of user interface preferences.
  • SESS* (Example SESS1ca9a32632600b7812b98819fcf511d2) : Cookie is set only for authenticated (logged in) users. It ensures the login remains active and is essential for site functionality.

Google Analytics

  • _ga, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz : Cookies store non-personal data about site visits. A unique identifier given to each computer to allow traffic analysis to determine the number of unique visitors to various parts of the website. Data is only used in aggregate.
  • _gid : The analytics.js library sets cookies to both identify and throttle requests. It is used to distinguish users.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


  • MOODLEID_m19, MOODLEID_m19dev : Cookies are set only for authenticated (logged in) users. They enable optional 'remember username' functionality.