What is a Cookie?
A cookie is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user previously.
The cookies set by this website do not contain any personally identifiable information. Cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our website so we can make improvements, and allow us to provide essential functionality.
We use three types of cookies on this site:
- Session cookies that expire when you leave our site
- Persistent cookies
These remain on your hard drive for reference in future visits to our site. We only use persistent cookies to gather analytic information on user behaviour while on our site.
- Third party cookies that are used for analytic purposes only.
Some cookies used are essential to enable us to provide the functionality of the site.
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use this site. These are session cookies that are set each time you visit and expire when you leave the site. These cookies do not store any personal information and are not stored on your hard drive.
We recommend that you do not disable these cookies, as this will restrict the functionality that we can provide on the site. The following is a list of the session cookies used on this site that are necessary for its correct operation:
|JsessionID||This cookie enables functionality of the site by allowing us to identify successive requests from your browser for pages in certain areas of our site as being part of the same user session.||Session|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie enables functionality of the site by allowing us to identify successive requests from your browser for pages in certain areas of our site as being part of the same user session.||Session|
The only non-essential cookies used on this site are used to collect analytic information on how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site so that we can respond better to your needs. These cookies collect anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
The following is a list of the non-essential cookies used on this site:
|_utma||Google Analytics Cookie: Stores user’s number of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.||Persistent|
|_utmb||Google Analytics Cookie: Used to check how long user stays on the site, when a visit starts, and when it ends.||Persistent|
|_utmc||Google Analytics Cookie: Used to check how long user stays on the site, when a visit starts, and when it ends.||Session|
|_utmz||Google analytics Cookie: Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link).||Persistent|
|_utmv||Google Analytics Cookie: Used for user-custom variables.||Persistent|
For information on how to opt-out from Google Analytics cookies from all sites, visit Google. [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout]
Unless you opt-out from Google Analytics cookies, by using this site you consent to the use of the Google Analytics Cookies on this site and any information generated by Google Analytics.