Use of cookies on the EIDC website

When we provide web services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device as you browse. 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 several times during one task; recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Cookies used on our website

First-party cookies

These cookies are used to remember selections or preferences that you've already made when using our website.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This allows us to ensure that the service kept relevant and is available when you want it.  They may help us identify (for example) the country in which you are based but they cannot be used to identify individuals.

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to their information.


Our website includes a copy of our Twitter feed. Twitter may therefore add cookies which you can find out about from their website.

Other third-party services

The EIDC website may include 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends and colleagues through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook or Twitter. These sites may set a cookie if you click them. UKCEH does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Further information

Your web browser has settings which allow you to manage these small files yourself by removing or blocking cookies. Learn more about them through advice on the AboutCookies website.

Further information is also available from the ICO website