This document explains what you need to know about how services.gov.ng uses cookies on its website, and how to choose to manage or remove them if you wish to do so.


Summary

Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user's device. They are helpful because they help to make a website work better for a user.

On services.gov.ng users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section below.

About cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

How services.gov.ng websites uses Cookies

Cookies on  services.gov.ng are used in a number of ways.

i) Analytics

To collect information about how people use the site. This helps us make sure the site is meeting users' needs.

Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies help us to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.

Analytics cookies do not collect or store users' personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. Services.gov.ng does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

iii) Storing your usability and accessibility settings

The site provides settings that allow you to resize text or view different colour options. If you switch them on, we store the settings in a cookie, so that they apply to each page you look at.

How to manage cookies

Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.

Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help' menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website's features.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org