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How to control and delete cookies
You may restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or any other website, through your browser settings. You can also ask your browser to alert you when a cookie is issued. Please bear in mind that if you block cookies, certain personalised features cannot be provided and you may not be able to take full advantage of all the website's features.
Each browser is different, so check its "Help" menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Alternatively, more information about cookies and how to manage them is available at www.aboutcookies.org.
What cookies do we use?
This is a list of the main cookies set by our website, and what each is used for.
A "session cookie" to identify your browser "session" as you move between pages on the website and perform activities. The cookie will last for 3 months.
This cookie allows our website to recognise each subsequent request from your browser as being the same browser that made the initial request to our website.
By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, our website is able to track your actions as you move around the website and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our website is being used in general, we can improve the website experience for future visitors.
Used to store a unique random identifier for each visit to this website. No other information is written to this cookie on your computer/device. This cookie is required by the webserver software to remember certain settings such as whether you have logged into the site. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser and all information stored against this unique identifier is automatically deleted from the server 30 minutes after your last access of the web-site. This cookie is essential to ensure that all web-site functionality is available to you.
Stores redirect information to allow the user to return to the page originally requested where user validation is required. The white list function ensures that the site does not re-direct outside of permitted boundaries. The information in this cookie is stored in clear text.
The ASP Fixation cookie is a security mechanism to prevent the browser session being hi-jacked from the logged in user. The cookie holds a randomly generated string that changes upon user login.
This cookie is used to remember whether the user is logged in.
This cookie is used to maintain user experience if the session times out. It contains a user reference with the date of last session to be compared against current user information.
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These cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly.
Google Analytics helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. It collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. The cookies store information such as the number of visits to the website and what site referred the visitor to the web page. We use the information to view reports about how visitors interact with the website and to help us improve the website. A different set of cookies is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites.
Information about these cookies and how to reject or delete them:
Google: safeguarding your data
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:
Google Analytics Opt-out.
Cookies set by third party sites
We sometimes embed photos, video and other content from websites such as YouTube, Flickr and Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Other third party IP address processing activities
Linked shared through social media networks such as Twitter or Facebook are sometimes shortened using the bit.ly service.