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Cookie Policy

When we provide services (for example information), we want to make it 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. 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
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our service  so we can make it better

If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

Cookies Set By This Website

Name: ASP.NET_SessionID Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: on exiting the browser

Cookies Set By Third Parties

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage.

Name: _utma Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Expires: 6 months

You can find more information about the Google privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.