GOV.UK Pay puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer.
Cookies are used to:
- secure your payment session
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so we don’t show them again
Cookies are also used to remember any government users who’ve signed in to our payments admin tool.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out how to manage cookies.
Card payment session
|frontend_session_2||We use this to secure your payment session||3 hours|
|session||We use this to secure your payment session||1 hour|
Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit GOV.UK Pay. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|seen_cookie_message||Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message||1 month|
GOV.UK Pay admin tool
Only government service owners can access the payments admin tool. It’s used to manage, and report on, payments.
|session||Remembers if you’ve signed in recently||3 hours|
|gateway_account||Remembers the gateway account you last used, if you've signed in before||1 month|
|register_invite||Remembers your registration progress if you’ve been invited||1 hour|