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Cookie Policy

Cookie Law

Our use of cookies:

If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) provide that certain information must be given to that site’s visitors and the user must give his or her consent to the placing of the cookies.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:  

• 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 govt services so we can make them better  

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using  

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.  
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.  

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To view the cookie declaration & to change your preferences, please click on this link