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- Functional cookies enable the website to store responses to the consultation, and record whether you have opted-in or opted-out of the use of tracking cookies.
- Analytical (tracking) cookies enable us to gather data about usage of the website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, placed on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies vary in (1) duration, (2) ownership and (3) use.
The cookies we use
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Will the site work if I disable cookies?
You do not need to enable cookies in order to visit this website, but 'session' cookies are required for you to register, log in, and take part in the online consultation. You may opt-in or opt-out of the setting of anlytical tracking cookies.
If you want to take part in the consultation but do not wish to set cookies on your computer or device, please contact us for other ways of submitting your response - e.g., by email or post.
- If you disable session cookies in your browser, you will not be able to take part in the online consultation.
- If you disable persistent cookies, you will be able to take part in the online consultation but the functions described under (3) and (4) above will not work. This means that you will lose unsubmitted responses if your session is 'timed out' or your internet connection is interrupted.
- If you disable third party cookies, the functioning of the website will be unaffected and you will be able to take part in the online consultation.
- If you disable analytical tracking cookies (by opting out), the functioning of the website will be unaffected and you will be able to take part in the online consultation. However, we will not be able to keep an anonymous record of which site pages you visit, and how often you visit, for purposes of analysis of site usage.
What browser cookie settings should I use?
Different browsers classify cookies in different ways, but in general you can either enable or disable a selected type of cookie for all websites, or for a named website. We recommend that you enable all cookies for this website. The minimum requirement for taking part in the consultation is that you enable session cookies from this website.
How do I change my browser settings?
The Information Commissioner's Office Cookie Information page (opens in a new tab/window) provides further information about cookies with links to instructions on cookie management for different browsers.