Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your 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
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on this website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
For further details please consult the help menu in your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org
By default, your web browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered and most browsers will allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. However, blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
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