Cookie Policy





    Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

    A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

    The cookies we use are “functional” and "analytical" cookies. The functional cookies are needed to make the site work. The analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below. Please note that this table does not represent a definitive list of the cookies we use and is subject to change. You are therefore advised to check this policy regularly.

    You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

    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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. _utma and _utmv expire after 2 years.
    _utmb expires after 30 minutes.
    _utmc expires when you close your browser.
    _utmz expires after 6 months
    ASP.Net session ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is the default one used by ASPNET to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. Our application uses the session to track the user's progress in wizards or for passing data which cannot be stored locally. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). MSDN Reference
    Preferences ecm
    This cookie is used by the website application to store information about the anonymous and logged in visitor, including language, currency, user culture, and site information. For authenticated users, the user id and a unique ID are stored, and compared with the values on the server to determine valid authentication.  
    User ID EKTGUID This cookie is used to track visitors to the site. A unique identifier for the current visitor is generated for all visitors, including anonymous visitors, and assigned to the visitor at the time they first arrive on the site. We use this information to uniquely identify the user when they perform unauthenticated actions on the site, such as commenting on content, and also to compile reports on visitor usage. This cookie expires after 1 year.  
    Site cookie acceptance ecmCookiesAccepted This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website.  


    This cookie is used by the content management system which powers our website. It is an anonymous user type identifier for an analytics feature.  
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