This section describes our cookies policy for puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

Measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
Remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Google Analytics stores information about:

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

Google Analytics

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to show videos on some pages. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

Government services

Most services we link to are run by different government departments, for example Cabinet Office or the HM Treasury. These services may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookies policy.

Change your settings

You can change which cookies you’re happy for us to use.