What are cookies?
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
A list of the cookies currently used by our website and their purpose is listed below.
|RequestVerificationToken||Session||This protects users against CSRF (Cross-site request forgery) attacks. It is standard cookie included in many websites and a part of our websites security and is required for the operation of some forms and pages||The cookie is created when you browse to the website and is deleted once you close your browser|
|Session||Our website is run in IIS, using ASP.NET and the CMS Umbraco. This cookie is required for forms and pages within the site to operate to ensure data is delivered to the correct session||The cookie is created when you browse to the website and is deleted once you close your browser|
How we use information website visitors provide us with
- Required by applicable laws, court orders or government regulations (for example to prevent or detect crime)
- or they give us permission to do so.