To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A visit to this site may generate the following types of cookie:
- Analytics cookies
- Third party cookies
The first time you visit this site a browser cookie is generated. This lasts for 2 years unless you clear your cookies and is used to count the number of unique visitors to this website. In addition we also use an anonymous analytics cookie which tracks page visits. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.
Third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website. On this website these include the following organisations:
How to control cookies
You can control or delete cookies at any time – for details, see the Information Commissioner's Office website. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.