Cookies

What are Cookies and how we use them.

We want to make your experience as easy, useful and reliable as possible using our website, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, 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:

  • 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.

How to delete and block our cookies

If you want to delete or block our cookies you can do so using your browser's settings. If you would like detailed instructions as to how to do this we recommend you take a look at the guides at AboutCookies.org