What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: and

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests, although they are not used for this purpose by this system.

The cookies used on this system have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this system by category is set out below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the system and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the system or submitting data. Without these most features of this system are disabled.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a system, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the system works.

By using this system, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device and access them when you visit the system in the future.


If you do not agree to this system setting cookies on your computer then please exit the system and remove any cookies that may already have been set by following the instruction specified on the following site: