Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use, and why we use them.
|Used to allow users to be recognised across requests to the same website within the same session. This cookie is used if you have an account and log-in.
|Used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This is not a perfect approach, but it is the default approach used by the current web framework. To find out more about mitigating CSRF attacks, we recommend reading the OWASP CSRF prevention cheat sheet.
No cookies are used for analytics purposes.
Cyber Springboard uses a self-hosted version of Plausible Analytics. This is hosted alongside Cyber Springboard on infrastructure in the EU. Plausible provides lightweight and open source web analytics focused on privacy. Plausible uses no cookies and states that it is fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA and PECR. You can read more about Plausible's approach to data on their website, but a key excerpt is reproduced below: