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Types of cookies and how we use them
First party cookies:
Page style At the top of every page, there is an option to change the page style to help people view the site more easily. This gives our site better web accessibility. The text size cookie remembers the user's chosen settings.
Text size At the top of every page, there is an option to change the size of the text on the website. This gives our site better web accessibility. The page style cookie remembers the user's page style settings.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by other websites. We use their online tools to make our website work better for you.
Measuring website usage through Google analytics
We use Google Analytics to view statistics on the way you use our website. We can check how visitors use our website and this helps us improve access on and to our website. Information is collected in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited. We use third party cookies set by Google Analytics.
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Managing the cookies on your computer
You can restrict or block cookies set by our website and others by changing the setting in your browser. Doing this however may impact the way our website works for you in the future.
Visit the About Cookies website at www.aboutcookies.org to find out more about restricting or blocking cookies in different browsers.
You can also learn more about cookies at www.gov.uk/support/cookies on the DirectGov website.