What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.  Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.  Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like keeping track of the choices you make during your visit to that website, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

How we use cookies on the Pensions Portal

The table below explains the cookies we use, and why:

COOKIENAMEPURPOSE
Session UserSessionId This cookie holds an anonymous key which the website can use to identify your ‘session’ on the website.

The website can use the session to store temporary information about your actions on the site in order to enable some types of functionality, such as entering a value on one page which affects something on the next page.

It is deleted when you close your browser.
Session UserApplicationCookie This cookie holds an encrypted identifier which the website can use to recognise you as you move from page to page.

It is essential for the website to function correctly, such as to remain logged in when using the features of the site.

It is deleted 30 minutes after the last time it was used.
Security __RequestVerificationToken This cookie holds an anonymous key which the website can use to prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

It helps to maintain the security of the website.

It is deleted when you close your browser.
Session .AspNet.TwoFactorCookie This cookie holds an anonymous key which the website can use to remember the values you entered in the first page of the two-step authentication process.

It is essential for the two-step login to work and helps to improve the security of the website.

It is deleted after you have logged in.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  You can manage your cookies within your browser settings, however turning these off may impact your experience on the Pensions Portal.

You can find out more about cookies and how to disable them at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Contact Us

Any enquiries about how we use cookies should be addressed to:

The Group Head of Data Protection
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
Group Risk and Compliance
The St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch
London EC3A 7AW
United Kingdom