Cookies

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

This service uses cookies to:

  • remember what messages you have been shown
  • collect information about how people use the service
  • temporarily store information you enter

The cookies we use don’t identify you personally.

Find out how to manage cookies

Introductory cookie message

When you first use the service we show a ‘cookie message’. We then store a cookie, so you are not shown this message again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message To let us know you have already seen our cookie message 1 month

Measuring site use

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this service. This helps us check the service is meeting your needs and make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • pages you visit and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on

No personal details are stored with this information, so you cannot be identified.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga To distinguish users 2 years
_gat To throttle request rate 1 minute
_gid To distinguish users 24 hours

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies

Session cookies

Session cookies are downloaded each time you visit the service and deleted when you close your browser. They help the service to work properly.

Name Purpose Expires
mcc-external-ui To store a session ID and temporarily store the data you enter, so you can make an application When you close your browser
hmbrp.sid To store a session ID and temporarily store the data you enter, so you can make an application When you close your browser
hof-wizard-sc To tell us when your session starts, so we can tell you if it expires When you close your browser
hof-cookie-check To tell us you have already allowed cookies, so we do not need to ask you again When you close your browser