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Cookie policy


Last updated: 1 February 2023

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. In general they are used to make websites work or to provide information to the owners of the site.  

Changing your cookie preferences

On your first visit to this website you will have seen a cookie notice banner to inform you about the purposes for which cookies are being used and the means to manage your cookie preferences. At any point you can change your cookie consent preferences. Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function after you have changed your cookie settings.

Most browsers (Edge, Safari, Google Chrome etc.) allow cookies to be placed on your device when you visit websites. If you wish to change the way your browser accepts or rejects cookies, or you wish to delete cookies that have been placed on your device, visit

Use of cookies on this site

We only use cookies that enable our website to function correctly and to provide us with information that allows us to improve its performance. 

The table below lists the cookies used on this site and why we use them.

Cookie type


​​​​​Cookie name and purpose

​​​​​​Expiration date

Strictly necessary


Microsoft Azure -  cloud platform

ARRAffinity, ApplicationGatewayAffinity, ARRAffinitySameSite and ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS


These cookies are used for load balancing to make sure visitors page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

Duration of the session





This is an anti-forgery token designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website. 

Duration of the session




This cookie serves two functions on the site:

(i) Remembers the selections and data you have entered into one of our online forms so when progressing through the form you won’t be required to re-enter information you have already given

(ii) Enables the parts of the form which have been completed to be redisplayed if the page is reloaded after pressing ‘submit’, for example if the form is incomplete or the information given is the wrong format.

Duration of the session

Civic UK



This cookie is used to remember a user’s preferences in regards to cookies.

90 days





Google Analytics


Google Analytics privacy policy




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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, for example number of visitors to the site, which pages are most visited, how visitors move between pages etc. The information they collect is anonymous. We use this information to help improve visitors’ experience of the website.

​2 years
2 years