When we provide 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 computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
This information is used to improve services. For example:
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them on the Direct Gov website: internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
If you do not want to accept cookies, your browser can be set to automatically reject cookies or to inform you every time a website asks to store a cookie.
Through the browser you can also delete previously stored cookies. Our site will not function satisfactory without the acceptance of cookies.
If you are worried about your privacy online we recommend that you use the Firefox browser with the 'Do not track settings' enabled.
Find out more at dnt.mozilla.org