Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. They cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookies are used by many websites to improve services for you by, 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
You can disable cookies in your browser if you won’t want to have cookies placed on your device. However, if you turn off cookies, some of the features will not be available to you and will affect how you use the site.
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR)
Here is the list of cookies that we use. If you do not wish to accept any of them you can opt out on your browser.