Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It should also allow you to prevent or limit their use. Please see How to Disable Cookies below.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use such as Google Analytics. We use these to help us to track visitor activity to our websites to help us understand how best to serve your requirements.

When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.

If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

We have three types of cookies on our website and use them to track how you use our website: -

1.     Necessary

2.     Performance

3.     Functionality

 
Necessary - These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly.

 

Performance cookies and analytics technologies - These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

 

Functionality cookies - These cookies allow our websites, applications, and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  

Cookie
Name
Purpose
More Information
ASP.Net Session (Necessary)
ASPSESSIONID
ASPSESSIONID cookie is a native of ASP and allows websites to store data on the state of the serialization. It is used to establish a user session and to communicate status data through a temporary cookie, commonly called session cookies. Since the cookie ASPSESSIONID does not have a time limit, disappears when you close your browser.
 
 
Google Analytics
(Performance & Analytics)
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmt, __utmv
Used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information 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.
 
IP Address and traffic data - We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

 

How to disable cookies - You may be able to configure your browser or our website, application or service to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish, however if you disable cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website, applications or services. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the www.aboutcookies.co.uk website.