Cookies are small information files that are placed on your device. When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Cookies help us to do this. The cookies we use identify you only as a number and cannot be used to identify you personally.
- measure how many people are using our website, so we can make it easier and faster to use
- analyse data, anonymously, to help us understand how people interact with our website.
The only cookies used on our website are for anonymous analysis of your visit to the site using the Google Analytics service and a Cross Site Request Forgery cookie respectively. These are first party cookies and are not tracked across multiple sites.
Google Analytics is a third party cookie used for the anonymous tracking of your use of this site. This cookie is used to store information such as when you visited the site, information about what pages you visit and whether you have been to the site before. It measures numbers and volumes of visitors in order to make sure users’ needs are met and to understand how our website could be better. There is no personally identifiable information contained within this cookie, but it will use your computer's IP address to determine your geographical location. We do not collect or store your personal information and we do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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Cross-site Request Forgery
The Cross Site Request Forgery cookie is a first party cookie linked to the feedback form. This cookie protects against cross-site request forgery. No personally identifiable information is contained within this cookie.
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How to Control and Delete Cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
If you do not wish for us to anonymously track your visit through Google Analytics, Google publishes a browser add-on that allows you to choose for this information to not be recorded.