What are cookies and how do we use them on this site?
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone if you agree. They let websites store things like user preferences. Cookies allow your browser to ‘remember’ a website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
How does HMDTS use website cookies?
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
We use Google analytic tools to collect information about how people use our website. This helps us to improve the site for future use and make sure that it’s meeting the needs of the people using it.
Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there and what they click on. Analytics cookies do not collect or store users’ personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. To understand these settings, use the 'Help' option in your browser.
This information about cookies should be read in conjunction with our privacy notice.
More information about cookies and their use on the internet can be found on the All About Cookies website.
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