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. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
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
analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with govt services so we can make them better
If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: About cookies.
Type of cookies used in the website
The Authentication/Session cookie (JSESSIONID) is used to hold the state of a session for the user. It is required because we are using a stateless protocol in HTTP.
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