What are cookies?

Cookies are small, often encrypted text files that websites save to your computer. They are used to enhance usability and enable certain functions on the websites, for example; analysing which pages are being viewed to ensure information that is presented to the user is easy to understand, useful, relevant and reliable.

The cookies we use on this site don’t contain any of your personal information and can't be used to find out who you are.

By using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.

We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site and to provide basic features.

Tracking and performance cookies are used to provide a better overall user experience.

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers navigate to and through our websites, how long customers spend visiting our content items and how often they return to visit our websites. Google Analytics also helps us track the effectiveness of the money we spend on our digital marketing campaigns.

Information supplied by these cookies helps us understand how our visitors behave on this website, track unique visitors or time spent on the site, and on different web pages so that we can improve how we present content to you.

How to manage and reset your cookies

To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser’s help section or your device’s manual. Or you can visit one of the non-government sites below, which have detailed information on how to manage, control or delete cookies.

You can also visit the AboutCookies website, for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

Privacy policy

Accurate data services respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Information about you may be collected when you visit our websites either by automatic tracking devices (see below) or, more directly, where you subscribe to our mailing list.

We only use this information to supply the services that have been requested and to monitor and improve the quality of our website.

We will not distribute or sell your information on to any third party.

We monitor how people use our website and aggregate general statistics about customers, traffic patterns and related site information in an anonymous form. In order to collect this data, Accurate data services uses software that collects statistics from IP data. This software can determine what times of day people access our site, which country they access the websites from, how long they visit for, what browser they are using, etc.

This information is collected primarily to measure the popularity of particular content, and of the websites as a whole, allowing us to judge visitor needs and tailor future content.

This policy was updated March 2016.