This site uses cookies to enhance your user experience. We use cookies to analyse our traffic so we can improve and make this site more effective for users.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set up optional cookies as explained in section 2. These will only be set up if you accept.

If you click on a cookie, you'll see a short string of text and numbers, this is your identification card, and it can only be seen by the website server that gave you the cookie. You can learn more about cookies on the ICO website.

2. Use of cookies by CIRAS

We use cookies to monitor page visits to identify the areas that are in higher demand. Cookies are used to improve services for you, including:

  • Recognising that you have already logged in and entered 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 that popular services can be made easier and faster to use. This includes statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, it does not identify any individual.
  • Analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.

First-party cookies are those that we set directly from the CIRAS website; third party cookies are cookies that are loaded because of the way we integrate tools and content from other websites. CIRAS uses Google Analytics as a third-party website for analytic purposes.

For detailed information about the cookies we use for the CIRAS website please refer to the table below:

 Cookie Name




 Strictly necessary cookie for user authentication / login purpose.

 On Session Expiry.


 Strictly necessary cookies to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. 

 Issued by: Sitecore Experience Platform. 

 The default ASP.NET SessionID cookie and used to manage unique session identifier.

 On Session Expiry.


 Strictly necessary cookie to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for.
 Issued by Sitecore Experience Platform.
 Stores the name of the context site. Used by the Sitecore Experience Accellerator for wireframe images.

 On Session Expiry.

 Cookie Control

 Strictly Necessary.
 Used by Civic Cookie control to manage cookie preferences.



 Optional cookie, google analytics cookie used to distinguish individual users on your domain, expires after 2 years.

 2 years


 Optional cookie, google analytics cookie used to distinguish individual users on your domain, expires after 2 years

 2 years

3. How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Information on managing cookies on popular browsers:

For others, visit the browser developer's website. Please be aware that restricting essential cookies may impact the way our website works for you.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

4. Do we record IP addresses?

When you visit this site, some information is automatically collected. For example, your computer's operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, and/or the site you came from may be logged automatically. This information is not used for the purposes of identifying you. This information is used to verify the computer that is used for security reasons and for any trouble shooting purposes where required. IP address may also be collected in relation to some analytics cookies, these are not used by CIRAS for the purposes of identifying you.

5. Other RSSB sites

For cookies relating to the RISQS website please manage your preferences on the pop up that appears for that site and refer to this link for more information. For information about cookies set in relation to RSSB website (s) please refer to RSSB Cookie Policy.

6. Contact

This Cookie Policy applies to CIRAS websites. You can find out about how we look after your data in the CIRAS Privacy Notice.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this statement are welcome and should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer. You can contact the Data Protection Officer at

7. Changes to our Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. This Cookie Policy includes the date last updated.