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Cookie Notice

Our privacy and cookies statement

This notice explains what cookies Cifas uses when you visit our website.

In general terms, we don't collect information about you over and above what we need to ensure that:

When to expect cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of the Cifas website. When you first arrive on the Cifas website we set these essential cookies on your device.  By using this site you agree to the use of the cookies as detailed below. 

About our cookies

We use cookies to log the visit and details of the pattern of your visit (whether you linked from another website, which pages you view, and so on). We do this anonymously – making no attempt to find out or record your identity, nor the identities of anyone visiting our site. 

When you first visit our site, you have the option to stop us saving some optional cookies on your computer. You can also restrict our use of optional cookies at the bottom of this page.

With your permission, however, we set very few cookies on your computer. These are as follows:




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Cifas website session cookie


This gives each visitor a new unique number each time they visit, and is deleted when the user leaves the site. Although all visitors who allow cookies will be assigned a number so that the site knows it is talking to the same person, there is no personally identifiable data stored in this cookie. 

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Cookie setting


This cookie is used to tell the website the status of the cookies being used. It is stored for 30 days so the user does not need to keep selecting their option every time they use the website, and does not store anything other than status options.

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Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use Google Analytics to monitor trends, to count how many users visit our site, which pages they favour, and whether they linked to us from another site. The cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.

Google stores the analytics data, not us.

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More information on the Google Analytics website

Google's privacy policy also covers Google Analytics

Cifas poll cookie


This cookie is used to show the user has cast a vote for a specific poll. It is kept for a year before being removed. It does not store what the user's vote was, only the fact that they have voted.

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Our own server – like all web servers – logs your Internet Protocol (IP) address, together with the date and time of your visit. This data is held on our server, which is located within the United Kingdom.

Contact form

If you contact us through our online contact form, we will use your details only to respond to your query.

Further reading

Read more useful information about cookies at All About Cookies.

You may also wish to review your browser's documentation to understand how to manage or remove cookies on your device.



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