Cookie policy

We use cookies to store information about how you use our website, such as the pages you visit or to remember your settings and preferences. Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. 

Cookie settings

We use three types of cookie on this website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - These enable core functionality, such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website can't function properly without them so can't be switched off here. They can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences and we can't guarantee our website will work for you if you do this. 
  • Analytical cookies - These help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about how you got to the site, the pages you visit on our site, how long you spend on each page, and what you click on while you're visiting our site. You can switch these off if you don't want us to collect this data about you.
  • Marketing and communications cookies - These may be set by third-party websites that we use and do things like measure how you view our YouTube videos or use our GovMetrics feedback and BrowseAloud services etc. You can switch these off if you don't want us to collect this data about you.

Managing cookies

You can adjust your cookie settings when using our website by clicking on the 'Cookie Preferences' button on the bottom right of the website. This can be accessed on every page.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies and how to remove them, visit: or the Information Commissioner's Office: Cookies.