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What are cookies?

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use our website, such as the pages you visit.

The main reason we use cookies is to:

  • Make our website work, for example keeping it secure
  • Measure how you use our website and how well it’s performing

Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

You can find a full list of the cookies we use and what we use them for below. 

To update your cookie settings, click on the button below to open our cookie preferences panel

Strictly necessary cookies.

These cookies are essential to making our site work, so we don’t give you the option to turn them off. They help keep our site secure and enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this may affect how the website functions.





This security cookie is used by Cloudflare, who provide the platform that our website is built on, to distinguish between legitimate users and ‘bots’. It collects IP addresses of website visitors but then securely anonymises them so that we can’t use them to identify or track you.

1 month


These cookies are used to record your preferences in relation to cookies and to make sure you see any updates to the cookie notice between visits.

100 days




If you log into the website, this cookie records who you are so you see the right information.

100 days or automatic logout due to inactivity

Functional cookies.

These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences.

The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.





This cookie indicates that you've downloaded a consultation webform as a pdf and it has successfully displayed in your browser.

1 minute


Sometimes we display a temporary message across all pages of our website. This cookie indicates if you've dismissed the message so you don’t see it again.

1 day


Sometimes we need to display a message about the levy on our web pages. This cookie indicates if you've dismissed the message so you don’t see it again

1 day

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how our website is used, for example the number of visitors to parts of the site and if you get any error messages. This helps us to improve our site and its content, for example, making sure you can find what you're looking for easily. 





ACOOKIE is used to uniquely identify you as a visitor to our site but securely anonymises the data so we can’t use it to identify or track you.

2 years


These cookies are used to track information about traffic to the website and how users use the website. The information gathered via these cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the website. We may also use these cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the website to see how our users react to them.

2 years

Targeting cookies

These cookies are designed to gather information from you on your device to display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you.





Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

90 days

If you wish to choose or update your cookie preferences click on the button below to open up our cookie preferences panel.