The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a written ministerial statement providing an update on the publication of connection guidance which includes the new staging timeline for connecting to pensions dashboards.

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We want all of our services to be easy to use, useful and reliable. This includes the online services for Pensions Dashboard Programme, The Money and Pensions Service and associated organisations.

This cookie notice applies to the Pensions Dashboard Programme, pensionsdashboardsprogramme.org.uk only.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your electronic device (such as a laptop, mobile or tablet). Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, or to provide information to the owners of the site.  

Our website uses cookies to distinguish one user of our website from another. This helps us to provide a better experience when you browse our website, and allows us to improve our site and measure the performance of our advertisement campaigns.

When someone visits our website, we use first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set directly by our website and third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. For example, we use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information, such as details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to identify the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify any individual. 

We use the following cookies: 

  • Necessary cookies. These cookies enable core functionality on our website such as security, network management, and accessibility.  

  • Non-essential cookies. These are optional cookies. We only use these cookies to provide us with anonymous data. We rely upon your consent to allow us to do this. Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, and why we use them, in the table below:

Necessary cookies

CookieCategoryPurposeExpires
CookieControlCivicConsent cookie consentRemembers your choice about cookies on pensionsdashboardsprogramme.org.uk35 days
ARRAinfintiyAzure cookieARRAffinity cookie is set by Azure app service, and allows the service to choose the right instance established by a user to deliver subsequent requests made by that userWhen session ends
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Non-essential cookies

CookieCategoryPurposeExpires
_gaGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie enables us to distinguish users and estimate our audience size and usage pattern2 years
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AMCVSAdobe Experience CloudThis cookie enables us to distinguish users and is used to collect statistics about site usage, such as when the visitor last visited the site. Can track users across other maps.org.uk if they use Adobe Experience CloudWhen session ends
AMCVAdobe Experience CloudThis cookie enables us to distinguish users and is used to collect statistics about site usage, such as when the visitor last visited the site35 days
CLIDMicrosoft ClarityIdentifies first time clarity has seen this user on a site using clarity. Data is anonymous1 year, 30 days
MUIDMicrosoft ClarityIdentifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes1 year, 25 days
_clckMicrosoft ClarityPersists the Clarity User ID and preferences, unique to that site is attributed to the same user ID1 year
_clskMicrosoft ClarityConnects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording24 hours
demdekAdobe Audience ManagerThe demdex cookie helps Audience Manager perform basic functions, such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modelling and reporting180 days
dpmAdobe Audience ManagerPart of user id for Audience Manager180 days
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S_CCAdobe AnalyticsThis cookie provides information on user visitsSession

Other useful information

A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including;

  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.

  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.