Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each you access different parts of the portal.
These cookies are essential
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. These are stored on your computer however they do not contain any personal data. However, you can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the functions that you're able to carry out on our sites. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website
Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
- Sessionid cookies - These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
- CSRF cookies - These help us protect you. Cross Site Request Forgery (also known as XSRF, CSRF, Sea Surf, Session Riding, and Cross Site Reference Forgery) is an attack that tricks the victim into taking some action on the vulnerable application without the victim’s knowledge. This can happen when the victim visits a webpage that contains a malicious request, which then performs the chosen action on behalf of the victim.
You can accept or block cookies
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website