Cookies on Prove your eligibility to a foreign government

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies to remember information you've entered when applying to prove your eligibility.

Strictly necessary cookies

Your progress when using this service

When you use this service, we’ll set a cookie to remember your progress through the forms. These cookies do not store your personal data and are deleted once you’ve completed the transaction.

Name Purpose Expires
session Set to remember information you’ve entered into a form When you close your browser
seen_cookie Tracks whether you have seen the cookie banner and doesn't show it again if you have 28 days
crumb Helps us to prevent cross site scripting attacks When you close your browser

Cookies that measure website use

Measuring website usage (Matomo)

We use Matomo Analytics software to collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

We do this to better understand how applicants for overseas loans use the website. From time to time, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, eg, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We don't use any cookies to do this.