We want to make our services as easy-to-use and reliable as possible.
When services are delivered online this sometimes means that small pieces of information are placed on your computer or phone. Some of these are called cookies but they cannot identify you personally.
We use the information from cookies to help improve the functionality of our websites.
Most websites place cookies on your computer, phone or tablet. We use the information from cookies to help improve the functionality of our websites.
These are the cookies we use on our website:
These are used to store your cookie preferences. No personal information is collected about you or about your computer
These let us recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how they move around the site. This helps us to improve the website and the services we provide. No personal information is collected about you or about your computer.
Third party cookies
We use a number of social media tools and external applications such as Active in Time. If you already use these tools their cookies may be set through our website. If you don't use them our site will not place these cookies on your computer or phone.
If you want to block cookies you should follow the instructions for the browser that you use:
If you want to opt out of Google Analytics use the Google Analytics Opt-out tool.
For more information on cookies see the Information Commissioner's Office website.
If you would like information on how to manage cookies yourself, see Internet cookies: what they are and how to use them on Direct Gov's website.