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The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie banner CookiesBanner This cookie is used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner. This cookie is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.
Cookie preference Cookies This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the ICO website. This cookie is, by default, set on arrival to the site with a value of ‘True’. If users choose to delete non-essential cookies, the cookie value is updated to a value of ‘False’.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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Security breach notification form cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for the breach notification form – the form that public electronic communications service providers use to notify the [website owner] of a security breach – to operate. It is set only for those people using the form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
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One or both of these cookies may be set by our content management system on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to the [website owner’s] site. Neither is used by the [website owner] for any purpose. These cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser. The supplier of our content management system (the software we use to update our website) is working to remove this cookie from their product.

 

YouTube cookies   We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

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