EU 'cookie' directive
Since 2011 a new European Union directive has required us to gain the consent of our users to download cookies on to their machines.
There are various methods we could use to gain users consent; for example, we could use pop-ups, prompting users to tick a box to confirm they give permission for us to download cookies on their machine. Alternatively, we could use an online form that all users must complete before using the website.
When you use this website, you may be sent the following cookies, which will be used for the following purposes:
- Session cookies - for our online forms we have to use session cookies to pass information such as progress from one page of the form to the next.
- Statistics cookies - the statistics cookies provide us with general and not individually-specific information about the number of people that visit the site, the number who return; where they came from, etc. This is essential to understand which parts of the website are most popular, and to monitor user journeys so our processes can be improved accordingly.
As we link to YouTube, Facebook and many other third party sites, cookies will appear from these sites if the links are followed. Please go to the websites directly to find out how they manage cookies.
Control, delete, and disable cookies
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.