This policy outlines how we use cookies to analyse the performance of our website and enhance the user experience.

Like many other websites, the National safeguarding Panel website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device and hold data specific to the website that the user is browsing.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website, which allows us to understand how you navigate the website so that we can refine and improve the user experience accordingly. By continuing to browse this website, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

Types of cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are essential cookies that enable you to navigate the website and use its features. Disabling these cookies or blocking all cookies from our website will cause sections of the website to not function properly. These cookies are set by default and cannot be turned off.
  • Performance cookies: We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with website content and monitor traffic, so we can measure and improve the performance of the site. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices that you make (such as determining whether you have already been presented with the privacy and cookie notice), personalising your experience of using the website.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies that are set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit

Further information

Our website may contain links to other websites. Our cookies and privacy policies applies only to this website and so we encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit as we cannot be responsible for their practices even if you access them using links from our website.

Our privacy policy explains in detail how we use your personal information and should be read in conjunction with this cookie policy.

Changes to our cookie policy

We conduct an audit of all cookies being used on this site on a regular basis. Accordingly, we may update the information contained in this section from time to time.