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Skilljar uses cookies to serve certain course content and asset types to learners. This article will give a brief description of what cookies are and provide a list of the cookies used by Skilljar, including common cookies, content access cookies, and dashboard cookies. 

What are cookies? 

Cookies are files created and saved to your device by websites you visit. These files include data within your browser and are used to remember your Internet browsing preferences and stay signed into online accounts. 

Cookie consent, such as accepting and declining cookies for students is managed by your organization and not Skilljar. You can install Javascript tools to manage consent and cookies by adding the necessary HTML code to the "Cookie Policy Code Snippet" within your theme settings via the Skilljar dashboard


Note: Skilljar doesn't control any third-party cookies loaded by embedded content placed in your training site (such as embedded video lessons, webforms, and third-party javascript tools within themes).

To learn more about Skilljar's use of cookies, visit our Privacy Policy.

To troubleshoot any cookie issues you may encounter within your browser, see Troubleshooting Browser Issues with Cookies.

Skilljar Dashboard Cookie Consent

Skilljar uses OneTrust cookie management for performance and tracking cookies from within our application.

On the first dashboard Login, a popup will display with the cookie consent information. To accept, simply select Accept All Cookies. To decline, select the X to close the pop-up and no performance or tracking cookies will be installed for your browser. 

Remove Cookies to Reset Your Selection

You can clear cookies to reset your settings and remove the files and data that have been to your device via Skilljar.

  1. Open the Developer Tools on your browser. You can do this by pressing the F12 key on your key keyboard.
  2. Select the Application tab.
  3. Select Storage
  4. Mark Cookies.
  5. Select Clear Site data.

The next time you visit your Skilljar dashboard you’ll again be asked to confirm your cookie settings.

Common Cookies

The following cookies are used by the Course Platform and the Skilljar Dashboard:

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Description


Strictly Necessary

A session cookie, required for maintaining logged-in sessions between page views.


Strictly Necessary

CSRF protection cookie, required to validate any POST request from the user’s browser.



Cookie used for application debugging of requests from the same browser.

* the sj_ubid cookie has been deprecated as of 3/2/23



Used to determine what features are available on our front end; comes from the Modernizer library. It is used to detect that the browser is not blocking any cookies. If blocked, it could potentially cause the training site to load with incorrect styling.



Google Analytics Cookie – not essential, placed by our Google Analytics code snippet.



Stores the user's localization preference so the correct language is displayed. 

This cookie is only set when the user switches their preferred language from the domain's default language. Its value is a unique, encrypted string that informs the platform which language to use when rendering the training domain. The cookie does not collect any user details besides their preferred language which is explicitly set by the user. The platform does not use this cookie data for any tracking or data collection purposes.

Content Access Cookies

The following cookies may be set by the Course Platform on either the Skilljar CDN or on the Course Platform domain itself to allow access to CDN-hosted content:

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Description
auth_xxxx_yyyy Strictly Necessary xxxx_yyyy will be different per set of content. Enables SCORM CDN acceleration and controls access to course content.
auth_content_wp Strictly Necessary Authentication for SCORM content to be served through the application if CDN acceleration is not enabled
Cloudfront-Policy Strictly Necessary Used by Cloudfront CDN to control access to course content.
Cloudfront-Signature Strictly Necessary Used by Cloudfront CDN to control access to course content.
Cloudfront-Key-Pair-Id Strictly Necessary Used by Cloudfront CDN to control access to course content.


Dashboard Cookies

Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Description
sj_dbu Targeting Placed upon sign-in on the dashboard. A persistent cookie that’s used by marketing to differentiate between prospects and existing customers as it relates to our marketing sites.
login-endpoint Strictly Necessary Stores dashboard single sign-on (SSO) configuration used to log in the user (if they logged in via SSO). If set, the dashboard sign-in page will show a link to utilize the SSO option as an alternative to username/password.
dashboardUiState Functional Stores some state information about the dashboard. Primarily, to show or collapse the left nav on subsequent page views.
sj_dbgid Functional
Stores the obfuscated id of the organization under which the user was last logged in




Functional Cookies Used by OneTrust to remember cookie management selection when Accepting Skilljar Cookies.

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