Our use of cookies


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do nothing other than read pages or download information, we will capture and store some information about your visit. This information will not identify you, it relates to:

  • the internet domain (such as www.bbc.co.uk) and anonymised IP address from which you access the website
  • the type of browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox etc) and operating system you use (Windows, Mac OS, UNIX)
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you visit
  • the address of the web site from which you linked to us (if applicable)

This information is not shared with anyone and we do not merge this information with other data.

What do we use the information for?

We use this information to make each visit more rewarding and to provide us with information to help improve our service. We do not know (and do not wish to know) the identities of the individuals who visit our website.

Embedded content and managing cookies

On some pages we embed video such as YouTube, charts such as PowerBI or provide links to popular social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn.  These services may set cookies on your device.  These cookies are called ‘third party cookies’ and are beyond our control.

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