Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to collect information about how you browse a website.  An explanation of the cookies we use on this website and why we use them is below.

To change your cookie settings go to our manage settings page.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the website is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

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

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies across all the websites you visit.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit this site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
moove_gdpr_popup Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 year


We use a service called Cloudflare to provide protection against Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

Name Purpose Expires
_ cfduid Used to identify and block malicious visitors to Cloudflare protected sites 30 days