Cookies

GOV.UK PaaS puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer.

Cookies are used to:

  • remember you once you've signed in
  • keep your session open
  • avoid malicious requests

Find out how to manage cookies.

Essential cookies (strictly necessary)

We store session cookies on your computer to help keep your information secure when you sign into the service.

NamePurposeExpires
govuk-paas-cookie-policySaves your cookie consent settings1 year
JSESSIONIDThis is set to identify your sessionwhen you close the browser
__VCAP_ID__This is used with JSESSIONID to route your request to the right application instance (‘sticky session’)when you close the browser
X-Uaa-CsrfThis is set to verify that your requests haven’t been tampered with by a malicious third party1 day
pazmin-sessionThis is set to identify your session in our admin interfacewhen you close the browser
pazmin-session.sigThis is set to identify your session in our admin interface. This signature (sig) is generated using a key and is used to help prevent tampering.when you close the browser

Analytics cookies (optional)

We use Google Analytics software to collect anonymised information about how you use GOV.UK PaaS. 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
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you arrived at the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
  • the device and browser you’re using

We don’t 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 don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK PaaS by tracking if you’ve visited before1 year
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK PaaS by tracking if you’ve visited before1 day
_gat_gtag_UA_********_**Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute