Cook­ies Policy

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
  • Recog­nis­ing that you may already have given a user­name and pass­word so you don’t need to do it for every web­page requested
  • Mea­sur­ing how many peo­ple are using the ser­vice, so they can be made eas­ier to use and there is enough capac­ity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anony­mous data to help us under­stand how peo­ple inter­act with gov­ern­ment ser­vices so we can make them better

If you would like to learn how to remove cook­ies which have been set on your device please visit:

First Party Cook­ies

<table border=“1” cellpadding=“3” cellspacing=“0””> Cookie Name Pur­pose Typ­i­cal Con­tent Expires Ran­domly gen­er­ated num­ber Used when log­ging into pass­word pro­tected areas of our site. Once logged in user will not have to log in again for each web­page requested from our service. Ran­domly gen­er­ated number When user closes browser _​_​utma Google Ana­lyt­ics — Mea­sur­ing how many peo­ple are using our sites, so they can be made eas­ier to use and allow us to make sure there’s enough capac­ity to ensure they are fast Ran­domly gen­er­ated number 2 years _​_​utmb Ran­domly gen­er­ated number 30 min­utes _​_​utmc Ran­domly gen­er­ated number When user closes browser _​_​utmz Ran­domly gen­er­ated num­ber + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on Google Ana­lyt­ics please visit their web­site:

Third Party Cook­ies

Name Pur­pose Link to site’s infor­ma­tion
Twit­ter We use Twit­ter ‘Fol­low’ and ‘Tweet’ links to allow easy shar­ing on some pages. Twit­ter may set cook­ies in the pro­vi­sion of these services. Web­site
YouTube We embed videos from our offi­cial YouTube chan­nel. Cook­ies from YouTube may be set on your com­puter once you click on the YouTube video player. Web­site
Face­book We use Face­book ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ links to allow easy shar­ing on some pages. Face­book may set Cook­ies in the pro­vi­sion of this service. Web­site

How to con­trol and delete cook­ies
We will not use cookie to col­lect per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion about you.
If you wish to restrict or block cook­ies set you can do this through your browser set­tings. The “Help” func­tion within your browser should tell you how to do this.
You may also wish to visit www​.about​cook​ies​.org which con­tains infor­ma­tion on how to do this on a wide vari­ety of browsers, and more gen­eral infor­ma­tion about delet­ing cook­ies from your devices.
Please be aware that restrict­ing cook­ies may impact on the func­tion­al­ity of our web­site.
If you wish to view your cookie code, click on the cookie to open it. You will see a short string of num­bers and text. The num­bers are your iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cook­ies. For mobile devices please refer to your user man­ual.
To opt out of third par­ties cook­ies col­lect­ing any data, please refer to their web­site for fur­ther information.