What cookies are created when I take an assessment? | Questionmark

What cookies are created when I take an assessment?

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark OnDemand
Questionmark OnDemand for Government
Questionmark OnPremise

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. 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. Questionmark uses cookies to provide a secure and effective assessment experience for customers. Cookies can be managed and/or deleted as desired; you can even decide to stop sites from using them. However, our website will not function without cookies. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Questionmark uses cookies to provide a secure and effective experience for customers. Questionmark does not use cookies to track or monitor users—cookies are used strictly for necessary functions within a session and to record preferences so that users don't have to make repeated selections. Read on to find out more about where and how cookies are used when the Questionmark portal is used as a participant.

Cookies used when taking an assessment

The following sections provide details about the various types of cookies used when taking an assessment:

Remembering your display preferences

​Cookie name Description​
​qmTabCookie ​When the assessment list is displayed in multiple tabs (Quiz, Test, Exam, Survey), this cookie remembers the last one you selected so that when you return to the assessment list screen you will be on taken to this tab.
qmFontStyle ​It is possible to alter the size of the text shown in an assessment. This cookies stores the text size chosen so, when navigating between the different pages within an assessment, it will know what size to show the text in.
qmContrastStyle ​As part of the accessibility features available for Questionmark assessments, it is possible to change the contrast of the assessment to aid visually impaired users. This cookie remembers the chosen contrast setting and ensures that the various pages within an assessment use the same contrast setting.

Session details

Cookie name​ ​Description
​QMResources​ ​​To ensure that the resources are available to access for the duration of the assessment, a resource cookie is created that grants access to these files.
ASPSESSIONXXXXXX This is a randomly generated number that that represents the session used by the application to show reports. It expires when the browser is closed.
SSESS%ID% This cookie is used to link a user to a session so that information about their visit can be stored on the server as they move from one page to the next. This cookie also helps avoid session highjacking. It expires after 23 days.
has_js This cookie stores information about whether a user has JavaScript support or not and is used for the correct handling of users with/without JavaScript. It expires as a user's session expires.
language This cookie is used to help determine the selected language of the user.
SimpleSAMLSessionID This cookie is used when a Questionmark area is using SimpleSAML to enable single sign-on. It's used to track a user's session through the application while using SimpleSAML.
GEN5 * This cookie is used to track user sessions. Any changes to this cookie will reset a user's session state for parts of the software. 
WGENID * This cookie is used to track user sessions. Any changes to this cookie will reset a user's session state for parts of the software. 
WCONSID * This cookie is used to track user sessions. Any changes to this cookie will reset a user's session state for parts of the software.
QSB-SecurityCode This cookie is used to authenticate participants when taking assessments via Questionmark Secure. It expires as a user's session expires.

* This cookie is OnDemand only.

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