When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These cookies are used to improve services for you, for example, by:
The following links explain more about these small files and how to manage them:
Cookie Function – Session Management
Once you have logged on with a user name and password, so you don't have to do so for every web page you request from our service
Session ID of the user's Office Forms session
At the end of the session, at session time out, when the browser is closed or when the user logs off
Cookie Function – Personalised Content/Interface
To remember your selections or preferences that you've already made when looking at information or using a service
Null or default and black or white
Small, medium or large
Cookie Function – Stop multiple submissions
If you have answered a survey, in order to prevent another invitation to respond to it
1 or 0
Cookie Function – Transaction specific
Once you have logged on with username and password, so you don't have to do it for every web page you request from our service
Encrypted registered charity number
At the end of the session, at session time out, when the browser is closed or when the user logs off.
We use Google Analytics to generate information about the way our website is used. Three cookies are set via our website by Google Analytics.
Cookie Function – Web Analytics/Mtrics
To understand what visitors want to use and not to use
Unique user ID generated by Google Analytics
Session ID generated by Google Analytics
Type of referral used to reach the site or page
4. How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
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.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
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