Privacy, data and cookies

Privacy and data policy 

We collect information or data about you when you use this website. This includes: 

  • Information on how you use this website, which is collected using analytics and cookies and which help us improve the website. 
  • Personal information that you provide through web forms on our site or by contacting email addresses listed on our site.
  • Further information on how your data will be used can be found on the relevant form.

Storing your data: we will store your data to ensure an adequate level of protection for your data protection rights and freedoms. This sometimes may involve the use of assured third party systems. Disclosing your information We will not pass on your details to other providers, unless you give your consent for us to do so, and we will not share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes. We may need to pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so. 

Processing your personal data: we handle personal data in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and recognise the importance of the correct and lawful processing of personal data in maintaining confidence in our operations. Further information on data protection can be found on the MRC website.


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

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information during one task,
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested,
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from:


Our use of cookies

The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by the UK DRI and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact

General website cookies:


Typical Content




Randomly generated letter and number string

At end of session

Web content management system  cookie

Google Analytics    

Google Analytics set cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.


Typical Content




randomly generated number

2 years

Distinguishes users



10 minutes

Throttles request rate

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.


Further information

If you have further questions about this policy, please contact:

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