Our use of cookies on the NRFA 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, for example, computer or mobile phone. 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.

Information collected is not shared with other organisations.

NRFA Downloads

To help us better understand how NRFA data is being used and inform the development of new NRFA services, users requesting data downloads are asked to enter non-personal information about the use of data being downloaded. This information is subsequently stored in a cookie to avoid having to repeatedly enter it when downloading multiple files.

Name: nrfauserinfo

Typical content: summary of download information entered on form

Expires: 1 year

For more information please contact the NRFA.

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics

NRFA uses the Google Analytics service. Google Analytics sets 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 is available when you want it and fast.

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number and info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

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

Third party services

The NRFA website also includes embedded '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, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie if you click through. The NRFA does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Further information

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through advice on