Privacy and cookies

Privacy and cookies

This website, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help customise your experience. Here you can find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

What are 'cookies'?

We want our website to offer useful and reliable information and be easy to navigate. To accomplish this, our website will sometimes place ‘cookies’, small text files with specific information, on your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet).

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve the services we offer you through, for example:

  • enabling our website to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • measuring how many people are using online services, to help us improve the website.

How do I turn cookies off?

All modern browsers allow you to modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. You can typically find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser and you can also consult the ‘help’ option in your browser for more details.

Please be aware that if you reject cookies you might not be able to use some of the online services we provide and/or affect the way in which our website operates. For more information on cookies please visit

Changes to the way we use cookies

We might change the way our cookies work in the future. Please check this web page regularly for information on those changes.

If you require further information on the use of cookies on our website please email


This page was last updated on 18 June 2012.