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Cookies Policy


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are set out below.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)     authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b)     status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c)      personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you;

(d)     security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally; and

(e)     cookie consent – we use cookies [to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.


Cookies used by our service providers

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

The TSA has a Twitter feed on our website highlighting news stories of relevance from our Twitter account. The information gathered notes whether you have clicked on any link to help us improve our services by measuring use of this Twitter feed. Twitter’s privacy policy can be found at:


Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)     Chrome –;

(b)     Firefox –;

(c)      Opera –;

(d)     Internet Explorer –;

(e)     Safari –; and

(f)      Edge –

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us in writing to the address at the top of this policy, or via email at