Cookie Notice

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies used, what they’re for and when they expire.

Cookies that measure website use

The following Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how you use this website:

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThese help us count how many people visit GOV.UK and other government digital services by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gidThese help us count how many people visit GOV.UK and other government digital services by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

The Privacy Notice, below, has more information about the data collected using Google Analytics cookies. You can read Google’s overview of data practices within Google Analytics.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Essential cookies

You may see a banner when you visit this website inviting you to accept cookies, reject 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.

NamePurposeExpires
cookies-marketing-optionSaves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our message1 month
cookies-analytics-optionSaves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our message1 month 

Changes to this policy

This policy may be changed from time to time. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

Last updated May 2022