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.
There are four different types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our service. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our service, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our service when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our service 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 access our service. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your use of our service, the things you have clicked on, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our service and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Name||Type of Cookie||Purpose||Expires|
|ASPSESSIONID||Strictly necessary, first party||Used to track current session to ensure the user can navigate the site correctly||End of session|
|SXID||Strictly necessary, first party||Used to store currently logged on user||1 year|
|cookieconsent_status||Strictly necessary, first party||Used to store cookie consent status||1 year|
|_ga||Analytical, first party||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gat_gtag_UA_9902165_2||Analytical, first party||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 minute|
|_gid||Analytical, first party||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users||24 hours|
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Last updated: 6 January 2021