Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.
The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information. Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.
The cookies on our websites generally fall into the following categories: (1) functional and (2) analytical cookies.
We have set out below the main functional and analytical cookies that we use:
|Name of Cookie||What does it do?|
|ASP.NET_sessionid||We use this cookie so that we know when you are actively using our website. It enables us to temporarily store information so that it can be accessed by other pages of our website if necessary to help our website function correctly.|
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site. We do this to make sure it meets users' needs and to understand how we could make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store personal information that could be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
gtag.js sets the following cookies:
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named
||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
Except for essential cookies, most of the cookies on our websites expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan which ranges from 1 day to 26 years. Some of our cookies are persistent and will never expire.
Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.