How cookies are used on this service
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Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again
The cookies aren't used to identify you personally.
You'll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
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Measuring website usage
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search (opens in new tab). We also send cross-domain tracking information to GOV.UK to help us understand and monitor performance data across multiple public services.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on this website
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you're visiting the site
We don't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.
We don't allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
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Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit GOV.UK. We'll store a cookie so that your computer knows you've seen it and knows not to show it again.
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