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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookies on our site
|Cookie Name||Cookie Purpose||Expiry Date|
|Strictly Necessary Cookies|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Used by the .NET framework to identify the same session across postbacks.||Based on users session|
|_utma||Google Analytics - This cookie is typically written to the browser upon your first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits our site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years|
|_utmb||Google Analytics - This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session within our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.||30 minutes after first use|
|_utmc||Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.||When you exit your browser.|
|_utmz||Google Analytics - This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view of our site.||6 months from last visit|
We don’t store personal or sensitive information in the cookies we create. Some of the cookies stored on your computer that relate to our website will not be directly related to us. Google Analytics helps us view and analyse visitor information; such as browser versions, visitor numbers, and respond to marketing activity. This information enables us to improve the website and your visiting experience. The information stored by these cookies is secure and can only be seen only by us and Google and never stores any confidential information.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can learn more about how to manage your cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.