What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer by the websites that you visit. They typically hold a small amount of data that may be specific to you or generic to the website. This data can be accessed by the website or the computer to help deliver the website and its features/services. Some cookies only exist for the duration of your session (until you close the browser) whilst others will remain on your computer for a set period of time or permanently until you clear out your cookies.
Cookies found on our website
Google Analytics will set cookies which are needed to safely record information about the users visit to the website and the users browsing characteristics.
By blocking these cookies we will not be able to gather information about your visit. This information helps us understand our users better so we can improve our online services.
How to delete or block cookies
If you are considering blocking cookies please be aware that it may prevent or hinder you from using some websites and their services.
All website browsers should provide you with the option to delete or block cookies. To find instructions for your browser please refer to the documentation provided under the browsers 'help' menu.
The Directgov website provides further information about cookies and how to manage them. Please visit the Directgov guide to cookies .