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When we provide online 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, your computer, tablet or smartphone. These include small files known as cookies.  

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that's downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. 

It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. It provides information about how you interact with our services and content, and gives us useful data for improvement in all areas of engagement and outreach. 

We use cookies on this website and we have a duty to notify you of how we do so. 

How to control and delete cookies

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have a significant impact upon the functionality of our website and our ability to ensure that the content which we're making available via is relevant to what our users want to see and use. 

If you wish to change the categories of cookies that you allow to be saved on your device click 'Cookie settings' below.