Cookies

Like most sites on the internet, we use small text files called 'cookies' to help analyse how visitors use our website and to improve our service.

Accepting cookies from this site may enhance your experience. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies used on our website [You can see a full list of these cookies below]. However, if you would like to, you can  change your browser's cookie settings at any time.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through "Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them".

Our Use of cookies

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: never expires

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: after 30 minutes of inactivity

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: after 30 minutes of inactivity

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Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: never expires

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

How to customise your cookie settings

If you would like to adjust your cookie settings, please refer to the following websites for details

For more information about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org