In order to make our website simpler to use and improve our service, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer. These are known as ‘cookies’ and they are used by most major websites.
Cookies are used to:
- Remember settings so you don’t have to change them again every time you load a page.
- Recognise that you are logged in to an area of the website so you don’t have to keep re-entering your username & password.
- Measure how you use the website so we can continue to improve it.
In the coming months we will continue to evaluate the cookies used on the site and develop ways to give users control over how cookies are used for their individual sessions.
These cookies are classed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as ‘minimally intrusive’
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This is to ensure that we are providing the best website for all our users. It helps us to understand the level of demand for content on specific pages and to monitor site performance metrics such as page load times.
These cookies are classed by the ICO as ‘minimally intrusive’
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