Privacy and Cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded and saved to your computer or device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari) then sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit it again to remember things like your preferences. Cookies are sometimes sent to another website that uses them to record the user’s online activity.
This website uses different types of cookies. Some are set directly by us to remember your preferences and are explained below.
This website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or the content, of other websites.
Your choices on cookies
You can also choose to set other optional cookies in the table below. When you set your cookie choices, a cookie will be saved on your device to remember your choices. You can change your choices for any cookies at any time by returning to this Cookie Statement page. We’ll also ask you to re-confirm your cookie choices regularly, based on the expiry dates shown.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow you to control your cookie choices through the browser settings. If you use your browser settings to disable the cookies that are necessary to make this website work, it may affect how this website functions for you.
You can also use the browsers’ instructions to delete cookies that were previously set on your device.
Third party cookies
We use a number of third party services such as YouTube and Twitter, which may also set cookies. This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these and their privacy policies. Some cookies that have been set on our website are not related to Civil Defence. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, these service providers may set their own cookies. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them.
Cookies that are used on this website
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Most web browsers allow you to control your cookie choices through the browser settings. If you use your browser settings to disable the cookies that are necessary to make this website work, it may affect how this website functions for you, as it cannot function properly without these cookies.
|Used to store the visitor consent for cookies.
Analytics Cookies (Statistical)
These cookies are set by a third-party service provided by Google. The service collects and reports information to us in a way that does not directly identify you as a website user.
These cookies allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works. For example, by making it easier for users to find what they are looking for.
Google Analytics reports website trends to us without identifying individual website users. If you do not consent to Google Analytics cookies, it will not affect how the website functions for you. For more information please refer to Google Analytics.
|A Google Analytics cookie that is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Optout at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
|A Google Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate. Optout at
|A Google Analytics cookie used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Optout at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Functionality cookies allow a website to remember the choices you have made. You can block or delete these cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may affect how this website functions for you.
|A Google cookie that is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is a persistent cookie
|A Google cookie that is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Lasts for the duration of the session