Cookie 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 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 web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and control which ones you want to keep or delete. Information on how to do this can be found at www.aboutcookies.org

Our use of cookies

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage:

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

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

For details on Google cookies please refer to their website