Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
- 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.
|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.
|_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.
Session cookies are downloaded each time you visit the service and deleted when you close your browser. They help the service to work properly.
|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|