NCSC.GOV.UK puts small files (known as “cookies”) onto your computer to collect information about how you use our site.
Cookies are used to:
measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
You will normally see a message appear on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
Measuring website usage
The NCSC uses Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect data that we use to improve your experience of our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on Cyber First
- how long you spend on each Cyber First page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you'r visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The cookies we use are:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit Cyber First by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit Cyber First by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
Our Introductory Message
|cookie consent||Records whether or not the cookies notification pop-up has been acknowledged by the user||11 months|
Denial of Service Prevention
We use Web Application Firewalls to detect and block suspicious traffic that may cause a denial of service, which uses a number of cookies:
|BNIS_x-bni-jas||DDoS Prevention||Browser session|
|x-bni-ci||DDoS Prevention||Browser session|
|x-bni-ja||DDoS Prevention||Browser session|
|AWSELB||Load Balancing||Browser session|