Use of Cookies

The focusgov web site uses a number of cookies to enhance the user experience for visitors including:

  •  session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain until you leave our web site or close the browser window. We use these to carry information across pages of our web site and in some cases, to prevent data needing to be re-entered in data entry forms.
  •  third party cookies: these are from external analytics and social media bookmarking applications. These cookies have varying lifetimes but they help us identify unique, new and returning visitors to the focusgov web site. They also help us compile anonymous statistics allowing us to understand how visitors are using our web site, and how we may improve it and its content. None of these third party cookies allow us to identify visitors personally.


Browsers allow you to accept or decline the use of cookies on web sites by modifying the appropriate settings - see a useful guide on how to do this here. Should cookies be disabled you may not be able to use all the interactive features on the focusgov web site. We are currently operating an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage, but if you are not then please disable and delete cookies from your browser settings.

We may amend this policy in line with future changes in legislation or best practice.

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