Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Adjust this part of the page according to your needs. Explain which cookies you usein plain, jargon-free language. In particular:

  • their purpose and the reason why they are being used, (e.g. to remember users’ actions, to identify the user, for online behavioural advertising)
  • if they are essential for the website or a given functionality to work or if they aim to enhance the performance of the website
  • the types of cookies used (e.g. session or permanent, first or third-party)
  • who controls/accesses the cookie-related information (website or third party)
  • that the cookie will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated
  • how consent can be withdrawn.

Example:

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


ACCESSIBILITY

Text size

You can change the size of the text on this website to make it larger or smaller via your browser settings. To change the text size, follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer

Click ‘View’ to open the View menu or press ‘Alt’ and ‘V’
Select the ‘Text Size’ option or select by pressing ‘X’
Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or use the up and down arrow keys
Click to select the text size or press ‘Enter’
The text size should change to reflect your choice

Firefox

Click ‘View’ to open the View menu
Select the ‘Text Size’ option
Select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’
The text on our site should change to reflect your choice

Safari

Click ‘View’ to open the View menu
Click on ‘Make Text Bigger’ or ‘Make Text Smaller’ or to use the keyboard shortcuts select
‘Apple’ and ‘+’ (plus) or ‘Apple’ and ‘-’ (minus)
The text size on our site should change to reflect your choice

Code

This website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with guidelines stipulated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and successfully XHTML 1.0 strict valid.

Javascript

We always provide a working alternative for those with Javascript turned off.

Publications

Please contact us to discuss your needs if you require our publications an alternative format

General web accessibility guidance

Find out about the new British Standard on web accessibility: BS 8878:2010 and its predecessor: PAS 78