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What are cookies?
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How cookies are used on this site
|Cookie name||Category*||Function||Further information|
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* These categories are defined by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to assess intrusiveness:
For more information, see the ICC UK Cookie Guide
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How to change cookie settings
You can check whether your computer is set up to accept cookies or change the settings for your browser to disallow all cookies through the help pages on the browser you are using.
Further information is available at www.allaboutcookies.org
The UK Data Service website will be undergoing an upgrade to our systems from Thursday 23 August until Wednesday 29 August inclusive. Some parts of the current website, account area and data catalogue will be unavailable. Normal services are expected to resume on 30 August 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.