What Cookies Are
To make our website useful and reliable, we place small files which are known as cookies on your computer or mobile phone. 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 page requested.
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and with enough computing power.
- Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so that we can make them better.
You can learn about how to remove cookies from your device.
First Party Cookies
Description: A random 32-character string so that we know each of your page requests originated from the same browser.
Expires: In about three weeks.
Description: A one-digit on/off flag so that we know your browser can run our dynamic functionality.
Expires: Upon closing your Web browser.
Third Party Cookies
How to Control and Delete Cookies
Updating Information About Cookies
Whenever we update our website to include new cookies, we will update this page. This ensures that you know about the cookies that are present on the site and can make an informed decision about giving us consent to place them on your computer or other device, using the settings in your browser.