of cookies on our website.
your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you,
either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or
for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). This policy
explains how we do that.
their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your
location and/or browsing habits.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files (normally numbers and letters)
which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you
visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another
website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web
beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use
the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that
collect information in this way.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate
between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally
improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the
interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a
every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when
you enter your login details and move to another page it won't
recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in.
Certain cookies contain personal information - for example, if
you click to "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store
your username. Most cookies won't collect information that
identifies you, and will instead collect more general information
such as how users arrive at and use a websites, or a user's general
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have
to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We
improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better
personally identifiable information about you.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to
open it. You will see a short string of text and numbers. The
numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the
server that gave you the cookie.
How to control cookies?
If you don't want to receive cookies, you can modify your
browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you
have already been set.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are
set on your device then you can do this through your browser
settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you
how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains
comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of
desktop browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser
on your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset
Manage cookies and learn more
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from
the Directgov article: Internet Browser cookies - what they are and
how to manage them.
If you'd like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device,
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future
cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of
What cookies are used by this site?
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our
Session and permanent cookies
Third party cookies
Session cookies enable our website to keep track of your
movement from page to page so you don't get asked for the same
information you've already given to the site. These cookies allow
you to proceed through the pages of our site quickly and easily
without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you
visit. They are automatically deleted when you close your web
Session and permanent cookies (also called persistent
These help our website remember your preferences and settings
when you visit again in the future. They therefore speed up and
enhance your experience of services or functions offered.
For these cookies to work, they are stored on you device and are
not deleted when the browser is closed.
Third party cookies
These are placed by another company (domain) and are used to
help us track visitor behaviour and revenue in order for us to
measure the performance of our website.
Google Analytics - To track which pages on the site are most
commonly used, the number of visitors to the site, page views,
which browsers are used, entry pages etc. We use the information
provided to help us improve our site and identify the most popular
pages. Cookies last between one month and one year. For more
information on Google Analytics we recommend you visit the Google Analytics website.