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When you use our website to browse our products and services and view the information we make available, a number of cookies are used by us and by third parties to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors and to help to make your user experience better.

We use the following cookie types; strictly necessary, analytical/performance, functionality and targeting.

ARRAffinityUsed to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web AppAt the end of session


_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website730 daysNon-Essential
_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website1 dayNon-Essential
_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate10 minutesNon-Essential
ASP.NET_SessionIdGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft.NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by serverAt the end of sessionEssential

As well as the cookies we use, various third parties also place them on your computer, again with your consent. These are shown below:



30 minutes

This is the cookie that keeps track of timeouts and the number of page views website gets.


10 minutes

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites



This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.


6 months

This cookie track of where the visitor came from, what search engine used, what link clicked on, what keyword used, and where they were in the world when accessed a website.


2 years

This cookie 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.


1 year

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.


30 minutes

Google Analytics


2 years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


30 drc from set/update

Google Analytics cookie used to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Custom cookie


1 year

Used when user accepts cookie policy.


1 year

Used when user accepts disclaimer.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

We will provide a cookie opt in pop-up window upon entering the website to allow you to select how your information is tracked.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how to activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

Alternatively you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information about how to restrict or block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find information about how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit