The Insolvency Service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer. Most websites do this. These cookies are used to:
- help us understand how you use the service, so we can improve it
- remember what notifications you’ve seen so you’re not shown them again
- temporarily store the information you enter as part of your claim
The cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re put on to your computer to make The Insolvency Service work better for you. You can edit or delete the cookies.
Find out how to edit and delete cookies.
Google Analytics cookie
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use The Insolvency Service. This information helps us to make improvements.
The Google Analytics cookie collects and stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
Google Analytics isn’t allowed to use or share our analytics data with anyone, but you can opt out if you wish.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||Determines the number of unique visitors to the site||2 years|
|_gat||Helps limit congestion of the site||10 minutes|
We store session cookies on your computer to help keep your information secure while you use The Insolvency Service.
A cookie is created when you start a redundancy or insolvency payment claim and is deleted when you submit or cancel it.
|Session||Stores information submitted during a claim|
Introductory message cookie
When you first use The Insolvency Service, you may see a pop-up ‘welcome’ message. Once you’ve seen this, we store a cookie on your computer so it knows not to show it to you again.
|seen_cookie_message||Tells us not to show ‘welcome’ message again||1 month|
Security restrictions cookie
We use a cookie to override security settings if we know the machine you’re using is trusted.
|_cfduid||Overrides security settings if your machine is trusted|
We also use a cookie to ensure you’re a friendly user and not a malicious attacker.
|_csrf_token||Identifies friendly human users|