Cookie policy

The NPBC website uses cookies. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet-log information and visitor-behaviour information. This information is used to track visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. We use a cookie consent tool allowing you to give consent to all but those cookies which are strictly necessary for the website to function.

This notice explains the cookies we use and why.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of code, sent from a website to a user’s internet browser, which allows that website to track the user’s previous activity when they return to that website. This allows us to provide you with the experience that you expect from us and lets the NPBC continually improve its service.

You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser, but, if you do, you will not be able to access all or parts of this website.

The types of cookies we may use are:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of this website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of this website or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works; for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to this website. This enables us to personalise the content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences; for example, your choice of language or region.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to this website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make this website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The NPBC does not have any control over the use of cookies by third parties, including its partners and affiliates. To manage cookies from third-party websites, you will need to visit their site to adjust your settings.

Setting your cookie preferences

You can control how cookies are placed on your device either via Your Cookies Setting on this website or from within your own browser.

What happens to cookies that have previously downloaded?

If you’ve disabled one or more cookie categories, we may still use information collected from existing cookies, but we’ll stop using the disabled cookies to gather any further information. You can delete existing cookies from your browser.

Further information about cookies

If you want more information about how cookies operate, or how to manage them, please visit:

Last updated November 2023