Information about Cookies

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More information

BBC Webwise guide
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) The UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
The EU cookie law (e–Privacy Directive)

Cookies on this site

Name Function Duration
Managing the website 1 year
1 year
At end of session
At end of session
1 year
Google Analytics information (see note below) 2 years
30 minutes
When the browsing session ends
6 months

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Google provide a Google Analytics opt–out browser add–on. See also their privacy policy.

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