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We want our online services to be easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small text files (known as cookies) on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. This is common practice.

Cookies on this site are used to improve services for you, such as remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.

Cookies provide anonymised statistical information to us so that we can improve our content and make the website better.

Cookies cannot hold or cause viruses or malware.

There are different types of cookies that you may encounter when using this site:

  • first party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to improve functionality on our site.
  • performance cookies: these cookies, such as Google Analytics, are used to collect anonymised statistical information about visitors to the website and the pages viewed.
  • third party cookies: these are cookies set by other companies, such as YouTube, when using their tools within our site.

First party cookies

  • Cookie acceptance: this cookie is used to remember a user’s choice on Where users have previously clicked “I agree” on our cookies pop-up, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie. Read our Privacy notice.

Performance cookies

  • Universal Analytics (Google): Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Third party cookies

We use a number of third party services such as YouTube and Google reCAPTCHA button, 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 cookies and their privacy policies. Some cookies that have been set on our website are not related to the National Care Experience Programme. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, 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.

How to disable and delete cookies

Please note that if you disable all cookies, certain aspects of this website may not work correctly as some cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website.

You can change your cookies settings for this website by clicking on the button at the top of this page.

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