Privacy and cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (such as 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

For more details with regards to cookies please visit​. This website provides full information about what cookies are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

The table below list the cookies that may be stored on your device when visiting this website:

Used by


Typical content



Google Analytics

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website


randomly generated number

2 years

Google Analytics will set a cookie to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage


randomly generated number

30 minutes


randomly generated number

when user exits browser                          


randomly generated number plus info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months


ReciteMe is a cloud-based web accessibility solution which enables visitors to customise the website to their needs. You can launch ReciteMe on our website by clicking on the links that appear on the top blue banner within the header.



when user exits browser                          

This stores a flag to indicate whether the toolbar should persist between pages or not.



persist until visitors clears it

This stores the users current settings so that they can be reapplied on subsequent pages.

Other Cookies





1 month

Records a visitor's most recently visited 'quick link' menu, located at the footer of the website



1 month

Used to remember a visitor's chosen text size



when user exits browser                          

Records whether a visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled

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