Cookies policy

How do cookies work?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit.

It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site.

Cookies that are required for the website to operate properly are allowed to be set without your permission. All other cookies need your consent before they can be set on your browser.

Third party plug-ins on

In order to facilitate the use of ‘plug-ins’ such as

  • YouTube (video)
  • Soundcloud (audio)
  • Twitter (twitter account feed)
  • Vimeo (video).

on the website, it is necessary for the user to accept the cookies, which are automatically loaded by the third party provider as part of their service.

These cookies are not required in order to use our website. However, certain features such as specific videos will only work if the user is happy to accept these tracking cookies.

Performance cookies

We use Google Analytics to count website visits, pages visited and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most popular, the duration of a visit and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Consent for cookies

You can access information on the other types of cookies the Department uses and why at any stage through the Department’s cookie management preference tool. You can also use this to change your consent preferences. This is available by clicking on the shield icon in the lower left side of your screen.