Cookies do not collect personal information such as your name or email address. Cookies can be rejected, however, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of our site if their browsers reject cookies.
To ensure that our website is well managed, we or our service provider may track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domain, company IP address and browser type. Our internal website administrator uses this information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of our site to make sure that our website is serving as a useful and effective information source.
A list of all of the cookies used on our website by category are set out below. Brief details of the purpose of these cookies is also set out below together with a guide to indicate the relative intrusive nature of the cookies:
Cross references to the table below Type of Cookies
- Strictly Necessary Cookies – essential for the operation of the site and to enable you to move around the site. Without these cookies certain parts of the site may not be available.
- Performance Cookies – These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use the site. These cookies are only used to improve how the site works.
- Functionality Cookies – Remember choices you make to improve your experience of visiting the site.
|Intrusion level key|
|Red||Intrusive and collecting personally identifiable information.|
|Green||Not intrusive and maybe necessary for website operation.|
|Cookies on this site|
|Cookie||Data||Purpose of this cookie||Level||Type||Owner||Lifespan|
|ASP.NET_ SessionID||Tracking ID||Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc||Green||1||Microsoft||Session|
|_utma||Tracking ID||Tracks number of visits, last visit, first visit etc.||Amber||2||Infinite|
|_utmb||Timestamp||Records when a visitor enters a site to track total time spend on website.||Amber||2||Session|
|_utmc||Timestamp||Records when a visitor leaves a site to track total time spent on website.||Amber||2||Session|
|_utmz||Tracking ID||Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc.||Amber||2||6 Months|
|_utmv||Tracking ID||User-defined report classifications etc.||Amber||2||Infinite|
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