Accessibility and cookies

Accessibility

This website has been designed to ensure that as far as possible users can experience all content on the site, regardless of their browser and operating systems. This website aims to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. If you would like to suggest changes to this site that would make it easier to use, please contact us.

Scroll down this page for further advice on the following areas:

  • Changing text sizes
  • Changing screen resolution
  • Adjusting mouse and keyboard settings

Changing text size

In addition to using the on-site controls, you can make the text larger or smaller by changing the settings on your browser . To do so, follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer: Go to the ‘View’ menu at the top of the browser window. Select ‘Text size’ and select your desired text size setting e.g. select larger, smaller. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, hold down the ‘Control’ key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and use the mouse scroll-wheel to change the text size.
Mozilla Firefox: Go to the ‘View’ menu at the top of the browser window. Select ‘Text size’ and select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’ to go one size up or down.
Other browsers: For other browsers, please check the menus at the top of your browser window to find the text size controls.

Changing screen resolution

On PCs (running Windows 95 and upwards operating system): Go to the ‘Start’ button, then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Control Panel’, then ‘Display’, then ‘Settings’. Select to change the desktop area by using the resolution sliding bar. We recommend a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels or greater. We suggest a minimum resolution of no less than 800 by 600 pixels.
On Apple Macs: Use the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.
Adjusting mouse and keyboard settings

Mouse and keyboard settings

You can fine tune your mouse and keyboard settings (for example, to change the number of mouse clicks required to open a new window)
On PCs (running Windows 9598/NT/2000/XP and above): Click on the ‘Start’ button for your computer, then select ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Control Panel’, and then ‘Accessibility’
On Apple Macs: Click on the ‘System Preferences’ button the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, then select ‘Keyboard & Mouse’

Cookies

Like most  other websites we use cookies to help us provide a more user friendly service.

A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited. A cookie does not contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser it can give information to facilitate a more user friendly service such as detecting errors.

To use our website fully, you will need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the site; however certain features of the site may be limited. Most web browsers have cookies automatically enabled; however see Managing Cookies where you can find out how you can check your cookie settings.