We want your experience of using our website to be 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.
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 there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:
First party cookies
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
We do not currently use first party cookies on our website, although this may change in the future and this page will be updated to reflect the change.
Third party cookies
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
We do not currently use third party cookies on our website, although this may change in the future and this page will be updated to reflect the change.