Last updated: May 24th 2018
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Changing your cookie preferences
You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Unique identifier for user session. Used by the extranet login mechanism configuration for the identification of user.||Strictly necessary||When you close your browser.|
|WSS_FullScreenMode||Microsoft SharePoint cookie for internal use of the application to indicate whether a page is shown in full screen mode.||Functionality||When you close your browser.|
|_ga||Google Analytics. These third-party cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website||Analytical/ Performance||No expiration|
We use the _ga, _gid and _gat cookies provided by Google as part of their analytics tool. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, for example number of visitors to the site, which pages are most visited, how visitors move between pages etc. The information they collect is anonymous. We use this information to help improve visitors’ experience of the website.