Cookie policy

The CyberFirst Girls Competition website puts small files (known as “cookies”) onto your computer to collect information about how you use our site. Cookies are used for security purposes, and to remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again.

The NCSC does not use cookies to identify you personally.

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.

How we use cookies on the CyberFirst Girls Competition website

Name Purpose Duration
competition_consent_cookie Records whether or not the cookies notification pop-up has been acknowledged by the user and the time of acceptance. 365 days
AWSALB Ensures you always go to the same competition application server 1 day
COMPETITION Generic session ID cookie Session
BNES_{cookiename} Additional security verification on the cookies being presented to the application server Same as corresponding cookie
competition_login_tokens Login ID details for the application 7 days
CATK Used for authentication to challenge server 12 hours
Mmmmm… Challenge related cookie, no personal information stored Does not expire
Token Challenge related cookie, no personal information stored Does not expire
Delicious Challenge related cookie, no personal information stored Does not expire

Third Party Cookies

First-party cookies are those that we set for the CyberFirst Girls Competition website; third party cookies are cookies that originate from different websites. We do not control the setting of third-party cookies, so if you are concerned you should check the policy on the third-party website.