What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our online services.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Cookies on the Northern Bank website
For online security (session)
For security reasons Northern Bank uses session cookies in the online channels. These cookies are used to transport system data between the client and server. Session cookies are not used in any way to track the user, but are entirely a technical facility to transport system data.
Session cookies are locked down by various means so they only can be transported over Secure Socket Layer and cannot be accessed by code on the client side. In addition session cookies are deleted on devices when the browser is closed.
These cookie types do not contain personally identifiable information.
For statistical collection (session & persistant)
In order to improve our online services, we use various cookies to gather broad information on usage patterns such as:
- which pages users have looked at and when
- what browser users have
- what screen resolution is used
- which operating system is used
- which website users visited immediately prior to ours
- what java version users have
This information is then used by us to improve / optimise our online services for you.
These types of cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.
List of cookies used in delivery of Northern Bank online services
* Classification as per ICC UK Cookie guide
||Site Catalyst cookie
||Cat. 2 - Performance|
||Check computer page
||Check if your device is ready for eBanking.
||Cat. 1 – Strictly Necessary|
Types of cookies
Session: these only have a lifespan for the duration that the browser is open and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent: these cookies have a lifespan for a set amount of time and will remain on your device until that time – unless deleted by you.
Northern Bank uses both types of cookies throughout its online services.
Neither types of these cookies contain any personally identifiable information.
How to control / delete cookies
For more information on how to do this please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Please Note: Without cookies enabled, certain functionalities throughout our online services may be limited / not possible.
Notice for users
By using the Northern Bank online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Without cookies enabled, certain functionalities throughout our online services may be limited / not possible.
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