Cookies and privacy

The following is a description of what data is collected when you use this website and what it is used for.

User information

This website uses cookies and JavaScript tracking code to gather anonymous information about visitors’ usage patterns, in order to improve the navigation of the site, the presentation of its content and the quality of its services.

The information collected does not include personal details such as your name, age, telephone number, postal address or email address, nor does it allow personal identification of a user.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone.

These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

Important information about this list of cookies:

This list may not always be complete. It will be regularly updated as further information is gathered from other companies and organisations that we work with.

Cookies for retaining active state of accessibility services:

Cookies for measuring use of services:

By understanding how people use our website, we can improve the information provided. We gather this data using Google Analytics.

This site may contain links to other sites.

ONS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us.