Cookies Policy

The European Social Fund Contact Details (ESFCD) site puts small files (known as ʻcookiesʼ) on to your computer or other device to collect information about how you browse the site.

There are the following types of cookies:

Essential cookies:

  • remember the notifications you've seen so we do not show them to you again
  • remember your progress through a form
  • are used to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts

These are required for the operation of the site.

Persistent cookies:

  • are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions
  • remember the preferences or actions of the user across a site

We use cookies to:

  • enable certain functions of the service
  • to process authentication
  • measure how you use our service so that we can improve it for you
  • we donʼt use 3rd party cookies to identify you personally

By using the service, you consent to the use of cookies.

When you use and access the service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

Cookies we use on ESFCD

Authentication

Authentication cookies are used to maintain site security for Website visitors. When you sign in to ESFCD, weʼll set cookies to remember your progress while youʼre using the online service.

Name Purpose Expiry
AuthToken This allows us to identify you as an individual user as you move from screen to screen through our service 1 day
session This allows us to identify you as an individual user as you move from screen to screen through our service 2 weeks
_session.legacy This allows us to identify you as an individual user as you move from screen to screen through our service 2 weeks
session.legacy.sig This allows us to identify you as an individual user as you move from screen to screen through our service 2 weeks
_session.sig This allows us to identify you as an individual user as you move from screen to screen through our service 2 weeks

Security

Security cookies are used to ensure the integrity of data submitted to the service. On pages where forms are used to send data to the service we use secure tokens to ensure the data comes from the service.

Name Purpose Expiry
csrf-token This allows us to verify that form submissions come from this service and have not been forged by a third party When you close your browser

Introductory message

You may see a cookie message when you first visit the ESFCD site. Weʼve stored a cookie so that your computer or other device knows youʼve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expiry
SeenCookieMessage Saves a message to let us know that youʼve seen our cookie message 1 month

If you don’t accept our cookie policy

If you donʼt want to accept our cookie policy on your own computer you can:

  • use the legacy method of submitting ESF contact details, which involves emailing PGP encrypted contact information

Find out more about how to manage or delete cookies.

GOV.UK services

We may link to some GOV.UK services which can set additional cookies and have their own cookies policies.

DWP Personal Information Charter

The DWP Personal Information Charter is available to everyone on gov.uk. The charter explains how DWP uses personal information.