Cookie Notice

  1. About cookies
    1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    2. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  2. Cookies on our website
    1. We use cookies for the following purposes:
      1. authentication and status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website, and to help us determine if you are logged into our website;
      2. personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you;
      3. security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;
      4. analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (these include Google Analytics cookies; Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies and the information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website; you can find out more about Google, Inc's use of information by visiting and you can review Google, Inc's privacy policy at; and
      5. cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.
    2. Full details of the cookies that we and our service providers use are as follows:
    Cookie Name(s) Purpose
    Request Verification


    This is a cookie that ASP.NET uses to help prevent malicious sites from accessing your personal data using a technique called Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
    Cookie Acceptance


    This is a cookie that we use to track whether you have accepted the use of cookies on the site or not.
    Last Activity


    This is a cookie that we use to track the last activity time of users on the site.
    ASP.NET Application Cookie


    This cookie is used to authenticate members who are logged in to the site.
    Dashboard Cookies






    These cookies are used by our dashboard to save your filtering preferences whilst viewing reports.
    Google Cookies














    These cookies are used by Google to authenticate your Google Account and provide customised adverts. For more details on how Google uses cookies please see their page about Types of cookies used by Google
    Google Analytics





    These cookies are used by Google Analytics to help us collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. For more information on how Google uses your data please see their Information for Visitors of Sites and Apps Using Google Analytics
  3. Managing cookies
    1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
      1. (Chrome);
      2. (Firefox);
      3. (Opera);
      4. (Internet Explorer);
      5. (Safari); and
      6. (Edge).
    2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.