We want to make our services simple, useful and reliable. Where we provide services online this sometimes involves placing small pieces of information on your device (computer or mobile phone) in the form of a ‘cookie’ stored in your web browser.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you, for example by:
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 simpler to use or respond more quickly
Recognising which people are visiting our web pages through social media sites, to make it possible to use targeted advertising to ensure you are seeing our most relevant content
If you’d like to learn more about cookies or find out how to manage or remove cookies set on your device, visit the About cookies website. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact some non-critical functionality of our website.
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
Social media and Google remarketing
We use technologies such as cookies and conversion pixels from vendors such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to customize content and advertising, to provide social media content that is more relevant, and to analyze traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners.
These cookies or conversion pixels enable us to build audiences from our website for advertising campaigns served on Google Content Network and social networks. By visiting our site, a relevant advert may appear in your social feeds or as a paid search result on Google.