Privacy and 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, 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

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.

If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit the ‘about cookies’ site.

Our use of cookies

This is a list of cookies that may be stored on your device when visiting http://www.afo.sscalliance.org/.

CFID, CFTOKEN and JSESSIONID:

  • Used to enable user authentication on the site
  • Set automatically by the server when the site is first opened
  • Expires at the end of your session (when you close your browser)

X-Mapping-:

  • Used to enable load balancing which speeds up the website
  • Set automatically by the server when the site is first opened
  • Expires at the end of your session (when you close your browser)

sifrFetch:

  • Used to enable font replacement on headings
  • Set automatically by the server when the site is first opened
  • Expires at the end of your session (when you close your browser)

TEXT-SIZE:

  • Used to enable text resizing for accessibility purposes
  • Set when the user chooses to resize their text
  • Expires at the end of your session (when you close your browser)

JAVASCRIPT:

  • Used to ensure that javascript is enabled when logging into the framework dashboard
  • Set when the user visits the login page
  • Expires at the end of your session (when you close your browser)