Privacy Policy

The PHIT Info Hub website follows the privacy policy guidelines of it's parent website, Mass.gov.

Additionally, the PHIT Info Hub website uses cookies in various ways to provide first and third party functionality and tracking. These are outlined below in detail.

Cookies

Our Website uses cookies for a few purposes - but primarily for the user session, login status, security (CSRF) and login preference. For public users, only the user session and CSRF cookies are required, and neither contain any personal information.

With regard to GDPR, it’s important to note that our website default cookies do not collect any personal or sensitive information. Our website's default cookies do not collect IP addresses. The information they store is not sent to any third parties.

Our default cookies are only used to communicate with our server for the purposes of user authentication, form validation/security, and basic web application operations.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies primarily to distinguish users. See here for more information: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

A website-ready overview of our site cookies can be found below.

Provider Cookie name Duration Description
First-party MassOPHSessionId Session PHP sessions to maintain sessions across web requests via the PHP session cookie.This cookie will expire as soon as the session expires.
Google _gat 1 minute Used to manage and throttle the request rate at which page view requests are made.
Google _ga 2 years This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
Google _gid 24 hours This cookie helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before.
Google _gali 30 seconds Used to manage enhanced link attribution within our site. This helps use distinguish which links were clicked within our website.