Cookies Policy

Our use of 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, your computer tablet 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:

  • 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.

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website: First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, which are controlled by them.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

First party cookies

ProviderNamePurposeMore info
Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy
Umbraco cookie_accepted Set to signify the user has accepted cookies.  
Umbraco ASP.NET_SessionId Used by Umbraco to persist the state of search results. ASP.NET

Third party cookies

We use some suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. The Civil Service Pension Scheme website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

ProviderNamePurposeMore info
YouTube PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox These cookies are deposited by YouTube when playing embedded YouTube videos on the site. Google policies and principles