We want to make our website services easy, useful and reliable. This can involve placing small snippets of text on your computer or mobile phone. These are small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.


These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information during one task,
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don't need to enter it for every web page requested,
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from: .



Our use of cookies


We use the absolute minimum of cookies. The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by Upper Quartile Limited and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.


Cookies for improving service


We use Google Analytics to set cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. These are the only cookies we use on this website. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want out of the website.



Typical Content



randomly generated number

2 years


randomly generated number

30 minutes


randomly generated number

when you close your browser


randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months


For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the  website.