Cookies on Apply for a deceased person's military record

Cookies are files saved on your computer, tablet or telephone when you visit a website. The online Apply for a deceased person's military record service puts cookies onto your computer in order to:

  • remember what messages you’ve seen so you’re not shown them again
  • understand how you use the service so we can update and improve it
  • temporarily store information you enter to support your application

After your application is completed, or if you choose to leave the application process before completion, close the browser session to delete any data you have entered

Cookie settings

We use 2 types of cookie:

  • Cookies that measure website use

    We use Google Analytics to measure how you found, access and use the website so we can improve it, based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

    Google Analytics stores anonymised information about:

    • how you got to the site
    • the pages you visit on search for Apply for a deceased person's military record and how long you spend on each page
    • what you click on while you're visiting the site

    No personal details are stored with this information, so you can’t be identified.

    Name Purpose Expires
    _ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
    _gac Contains campaign related information for the user 90 days
    _gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours

    Google isn't allowed to use or share our analytics data.

  • Strictly necessary cookies

    These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form (for example to remember your answers to our questions ). They always need to be on.

    Name Purpose Expires
    connect.sid Holds session data to complete the application When you close your browser
    cookie_preferences Registers the input cookie preference When you close your browser
    _csrf A standard cookie used to prevent a malicious exploit of a website 20 minutes

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