cookies

A web cookie is a small file which contains information stored on your computer by a website you visit. It acts as your identification card, and often stores your settings for the website, which can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, shopping basket content or user's preferences such as text size, language or location. When you return to the site, your browser sends back the cookie that belongs to the site. This allows the website to present you with information customised to fit your needs.

The following cookies are used to improve your experience using our website.

Cookies set or used by web controls

There are a number of standard web controls that use cookies in order to remember user selections.

Cookie name Expires Information

[ID of Control]_Favourites

When the user clears cookies

Stores favourites which have been selected by the user

CMSFontSizeCookie

12 months

Stores the user's current font size selection

CMSStylesheetCookie

12 months

Stores the user's current stylesheet selection

.ASPXAUTH

12 months

Determines if a user is authenticated

Cookies set or used by Contensis authentication

Contensis is our website provider and the following cookies are set if you login to a Contensis site

Cookie name Expires Information

ContensisCMSUsername

When the user exits the browser

Stores information to re-authenticate a user when they have selected Save Password when logging in

ContensisDisplayName

When the user exits the browser

Stores a user's display name in the format as specified in Contensis global settings

ContensisLastUserName

25 years or until the user clears cookies

Stores the URL to a user's avatar image, this is set when a user logs in for the first time

Session cookies used by the published site

Session cookies are used for remembering user selections during their visit to your site. A typical scenario may be to remember information entered in a form when navigating to different pages.

Cookie name Expires Information

csession

When the user exits the browser

Randomly generated session ID

ASP.NET_SessionId

When the user exits the browser

Randomly generated session ID

Google analytics

This information is used to improve the user experience on the website.

Cookie name Expires Information
CookieControl (Necessary cookie) 2 months Aims to prevent cookies from being placed on a user's computer until they have given their explicit consent
_ga 2 years

Used to collect information about how you use our website. The information includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected is aggregated and anonymous

_gat_gtag 1 minute Used to collect information about how you use our website. The information includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected is aggregated and anonymous

_gid

24 hours Used to collect information about how you use our website. The information includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected is aggregated and anonymous
_utma 2 years Randomly generated number
_utmb 30 minutes Randomly generated number
_utmc When the user exits the browser Randomly generated number
_utmz 6 months Randomly generated number, plus information on how the site was reached (for example, directly, via a link or through organic search)

Your privacy

Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information such as your user name or email address. For that reason, the European Union has issued an ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC), which regulates the use of cookies and storing personally identifiable information.

Our use of cookies doesn't give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.