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This page contains our cookie policy statement.

Please also see our Terms & Conditions page for our:

  • Disclaimer,
  • Using the website,
  • Crown Copyright,
  • Privacy, and
  • Governing law.

Cookie policy​

The services provided by will sometimes require the placing of cookies on your computer or mobile device and cannot be used to identify you personally.

These cookies are used to improve by (for example):

  • measuring how many people are using services,
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the data we provide

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them by visiting

Our use of cookies

​Cookie ​Purpose ​Expiry
This cookie generates a session ID for each unique user.
Session closure​
This cookie is used to identify user's favourite commodities stored when using the ICN trade tools​
1 day​
​FedAuth This cookie is used to store the form authentication token. 20 minutes​

Measuring usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use We do this to make sure that user needs are met and to identify how we can improve.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how you got here and how long you are on the site.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

​Cookie Purpose​ ​Expiry
_utma​ Used to distinguish users and sessions.​ 2 years from
_utmb​ Used to determine new sessions/visits.​

30 mins from

_utmc​ Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.​ Browser closure​
_utmv​ Used to store visitor-level custom variable data.​ 2 years from
_utmz​ Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.​ 6 months from set/update​
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.