Cookie Policy

What types of cookie are there?

The main four types of cookies are as follows:

Strictly Necessary

Cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested and to allow the website to function properly. They also enable us to ensure your security and privacy when using our website. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then the website might not work as it should.


Cookies which measure how often you visit our website and how you use it. This allows website owners to collect information about which of the webpages are most frequently visited, and by which users.


Cookies that are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to a website, so that you can be provided with a more personalised experience. For example, functionality cookies might remember that your user location, chosen language or other settings.


Cookies that collect information about your visit to a website, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and the information about your browser, device, and IP address. This information is then used to display advertisements to you based on presumed topics that interest you.

What cookies do Security Watchdog use?

On the Ofsted DBS Application website, Security Watchdog only use strictly necessary cookies which are essential to allow the website to function properly. These cookies don’t gather information about you that is used for marketing purposes. We’ve outlined how we use these cookies in the table below:

Provider  Cookie  Purpose  Expiry 
Imperva (Incapsula)  Incap_ses_*  Allow a visitor to receive site content from one out of multiple servers as the visitor browses the site. This allows the visitor’s session to be maintained.  Until the end of session 
Imperva (Incapsula)  Visid_incap_*  This cookie is from the Incapsula CDN and helps us with reliability, security, and the performance of our site.  At least one session 
Imperva (Incapsula)  nlbi  Incapsula DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall: Load balancing cookie. To ensure requests by a client are sent to the same origin server.  Until the end of session 

How can you manage your cookies?

As this website only uses strictly necessary cookies, we have not utilised a cookie banner enabling you to ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ these cookies.

However, you can find out how to manage cookies for the following popular browsers:

For information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

If you have any further questions about how cookies are used on this website, please contact You can also find out information about how we process your personal data in our Privacy Notice.