What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer, mobile phone or any device that you use to access the web. Cookies contain information stored by the web pages you access. This information may be used for statistical purposes or to remember data that allows you to complete a task on a web page. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. You can remove any cookies currently stored by your browser or block cookies from being added to your by following the instructions for your particular web browser.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site :

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

Blocking cookies from our website.

We use a tool called Cookie Control to allow you to choose if you accept Cookies. Essential cookie will be placed on your computer regardless of your choice in Cookie control as these are essential for the system you are using to work.

First party cookies

This site uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Name Purpose Typical content Expires
SESSxxxID Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table two days
has_js This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript On site exit

Third party cookies

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy