What are Cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our server. They are widely used on the internet to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We send these to your computer for the following reasons:

  • to tailor the website to your browser
  • to help us analyse the use of the website
  • to allow applications on our website to work correctly – for example, making sure that we know when you have logged on or off and which part of an application you are accessing

We will not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. We will not make any attempt to find out the identities of people visiting our website without their prior permission.

If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our website – for example when you request a service from us - we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Cookies that we use on our sites

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNamePurpose

Google Analytics

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These cookies are set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to anonymously track visitor numbers and use of the website. We use the information in the Google Analytics tool to compile reports and help us improve the site.

Further information:

Google Analytics - Privacy Overview

Change cookie settings for this website

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