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Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile phone when you first visit a website. The next time you visit the website, it remembers your preferences.  
Universal Credit Essentials uses cookies to store your IP address, which is the network address of your computer. Universal Credit Essentials does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information such as your name or email address. 

Why Universal Credit Essentials uses cookies  
We use cookies for:  

  • registration forms: for example, our events registration forms and donation forms only work properly with cookies  

  • optimising our website: Google Analytics cookies track how often you visit the website and which pages you look at. We use this data to learn what works best for users so we can improve the website  

  • social media sharing: so you can share content from our site on social networks  

  • measuring the effectiveness of our advertising and understanding the actions people take on our website. Cookies ensure we present relevant Universal Credit Essentials adverts to users.   

How to avoid cookies on your computer  
You can stop some or all cookies working on your web browser. Each browser works differently: 

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