Cookie Policy puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they’re for and when they expire.

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

_gaThese help us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gidThese help us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
1P_JAR, CONSENT, NIDSet by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

CookieControlSaves your cookie consent settings1 year
cookies_preferences_setLets us know that you’ve saved your cookie consent settings1 year

WordPress Users Cookie

wordpress_, wordpress_logged_in_These cookies determine whether the user is authenticated and logged into the website administrationSession
wordpress_test_cookieChecks if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the usersSession

Website translation

googtransThis cookie saves the currently selected language information.Session

Server session cookie

JSESSIONIDJSESSIONID is a platform session cookie and is used by sites with JavaServer Pages (JSP). The cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.Session

Accessibility settings

wahFontColor, wahBgColorThese cookies save your accessibility settings for font and background colour.Session