Cookies

Cookies

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How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. 

The purpose of the cookies is to improve user experience and help us understand site usage. We do not link the data to use by any identifiable individual.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

The cookies we use are:

ASP.NET_SessionId
Internal browsing session identifier. Used to persist data across pages within the site.

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Sitecore - this cookie is created by the software our website is built with and is used when opening the preview and saves preview and debugging options.

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Google Analytics - records how many times someone visits the site and when they first and last visited. Expires two years after it was created. If you delete it you will be treated as a new visitor next time you access the website.

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Google Analytics - with utmc is used to determine new sessions/visits. This cookie expires 30 minutes after your last activity on the site.

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Google Analytics - with utmb is used to determine new sessions/visits. This cookie expires at the end of your browser session.

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Google Analytics - limits the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after ten minutes. 

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Google Analytics - this records data such as your location, search engine, links you clicked on and keywords you inputted. This cookie expires after 6 months.

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Google Universal Analytics - this cookie randomly generates a number which is then used as a client identifier. It then collates sessions and campaign data for analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

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Google Analytics - is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. Expires after 1 minute.

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Google Universal Analytics -used to identify users. It expires after 24 hours.

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Microsoft Application Insights - this cookie collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.

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Microsoft Application Insights - This cookie collects statisticcal usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.