What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
Cookies generally do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. They are used to help you when you return to a website.
For example, they may enable you to return directly to a particular part of the site by ‘remembering’ you. If you choose not to accept cookies (e.g. by setting your browser to reject them), this may affect your access to some parts of the Toolkit.
What types of cookies do we use ?
- Necessary: These cookies are required for the website to function properly. This category includes cookies that ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website. No personal information is stored.
- Analytics: These cookies collect anonymous data on how visitors use our site and how it performs. We use these to improve our products, services and user experience.
How long are cookies stored for?
Your browser stores necessary cookies, your cookie consent information and analytics cookies for 1 year. You can manually delete cookies at any time through your browser (see below).
How can I control the cookie preferences ?
Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block or delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.