Privacy relates to how we manage information collection and cookies when you visit our site.

Information collection

When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. Recording usage patterns helps us to, among other things, identify areas of our site that are popular and those that are not. Your browser provides the following information:

  •  the type of browser and operating system used;
  •  the previous site that you visited;
  •  your server's IP address (ie. a number unique to the computer through which you are connected to the Internet);
  •  the date and time of your visit;
  •  the length of time spent at the site; and
  •  the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

External links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.


To improve your experience on our website, we may use 'cookies'. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our website may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences.  They can record information about your visit to the site, allowing it to remember you next time you visit and provide a more meaningful experience. 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


The material on this web site is provided for general information only, and on the understanding that the Commonwealth is not providing advice on a particular matter.

Representations of individuals

Due to the nature of our work, the names and images of some individuals shown on this website have been altered to protect their identities.

Third party and external content

The material may include the views and recommendations of third parties, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other sites do not constitute endorsement or recommendation of material on those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.


The Commonwealth does not guarantee the accuracy, currency, completeness or relevance of any material on this site or any linked site. You should make your own assessment of the material for your purposes and obtain appropriate independent professional advice.

The Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data in connection with or relating to this site or any linked site or their use. By entering and/or using this site you release the Commonwealth from all liability which may arise, directly or indirectly, from your entry to this site or from your reliance on or using any information on this site or any other site to which you have gained access through this site.

Misuse of this site

Unauthorised interference with information, data, programs or materials on this site could result in criminal prosecution.

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