Cookies policy

What are cookies?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) payment calculator puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used:

  • to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • to remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
  • by the system as part of the internal workings of the site

Domestic RHI payment calculator cookies are not used to identify you personally.

You will normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

How cookies are used in the Domestic RHI payment calculator

Cookie banner

The Domestic RHI payment calculator web site includes a cookie banner that is displayed when you first visit the site or when you revisit after clearing your cookies. This cookie banner is in place to achieve compliance with the EU cookie law. In order that this banner is not displayed on every page, affecting your enjoyment of the web site, a cookie is stored on your computer once it has been displayed.

Cookie name: ShowBanner
This cookie is used by the cookie banner to record when you have closed the panel. This cookie is stored for 1 year.

ASP.NET Session Cookies

The Domestic RHI payment calculator web site uses Microsoft's ASP.NET to generate the web pages before they are delivered to your computer. This may create in-memory session cookies that are essential to the operation of the web site.

Cookie name: ASP.NET-SessionID
This cookie is essential for site functionality and is used to store and retrieve values for a user as they navigate and use the site. It is held temporarily in memory and is deleted when your browser is closed.

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