Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, a computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
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
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.
You can manage these small files yourself and find out more about them at www.aboutcookies.org.
N.B – we do use Third Party Services to display some information (these include Google Maps, Paypal and YouTube). When this happens, that third party may place cookies on your machine. This is outside of our control, and you should consult their website for details of their own Cookie Policies.
If you have any questions about these cookies and how they are used, please contact us.