Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies in order to provide the best user experience and to enable us to anonymously track the usage of the website. In addition, due to the technologies used in building the website (ASP.NET) some cookies are necessary for it to function correctly.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files created on your hard disk by your web browser when using a particular website so that the website can pick up that information (which is usually encrypted) again at later time - perhaps in a different section of the site. A website could be serving thousands of users at the same time and has no way of remembering who the requests are coming from without storing some form unique identifier in cookies as you browse from page to page. For example, trying to shop online and losing each item from your basket when you look at another item would not be an acceptable user experience.

The are two types of cookies:

Session Cookies

Session Cookies only remain on your hard disk whilst you are using the website - until you close the web browser. These are temporary but can be vital to the correct functioning of the website.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent Cookies can remain on your hard disk as long as specified by the website (unless you remove them). They are usually used for tracking usage of the website - measuring if and how often people return etc., and for remembering your preferences - some websites for example, will remember your first name in order to give you a personalised greeting.

How we use Cookies on this website

NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS STORED IN OUR COOKIES.

We use cookies to enable the site to function smoothly and correctly, and to track usage in order to be able to make improvements where needed.

The following cookies are used:

Cookie
Description
Type/Expires
Necessary
TrStat1
Stores an anonymous Unique ID for use in internal visitor tracking.
Persistent - 7 days
Yes
.ASPXANONYMOUS
This recognises when a anonymous user attempts to log in and indicates if you have visited the site before.
Persistent - 2 months
Yes
ASP.NET_SessionId
This keeps your session connected using a unique ID.
Session
Yes
.your_webapp_name_here.aspxauth
Tells the website if you have successfully logged in.
Session
Yes
cookielawalert
Tells the website that you have acknowledged our cookie policy and not to show the message again.
Persistent - 2 years
No
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Google Analytics: Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.
Persistent - 2 years
No
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Google Analytics: Takes a time stamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters the site.
Persistent - 2 years
No
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Google Analytics: Takes a time stamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the the site, waits 30 minutes for another page-view and if it doesn't happen, expires.
Persistent - 30 minutes
No
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Google Analytics: Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keyword was used and from what location the website was accessed.
Persistent - 6 months
No
 

Third Party Cookies

This website utilizes Google Maps and as a result, Google will also save some cookies on your hard drive. These typically include: PREF, NID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID and BX. For more information about how Google uses cookies, check out their Privacy Policy.

Controlling Cookie Usage

Most web browsers enable you to control which websites can save cookies, and some newer browser enable you to determine which individual cookies are allowed per website too. Have a look at the "Help" section of the browser for details on how to do this, or visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Refer to the table above for information about which cookies can safely be blocked, i.e. those labelled as not necessary. Blocking "necessary" cookies may lead to functional issues when using the website.

For further advice...

Visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or (particularly if in the UK) check out the Information Commissioners Office.