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We want you to know everything you need to about the cookies we use, and (to the point of the last review), our site has been independently audited by Cookie Reports Limited.

Cookies we use on this website

We may obtain information about your general usage of our website by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. The cookies in use are organised by category to help you identify them and support your informed choice.

Necessary cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate. If you register with us or if you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

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This cookie is an encrypted identifier that is used to determine if the user is authenticated. It is part of the standard authentication mechanism in ASP.Net applications.


This cookie is generated by ASP.Net. It contains an encrypted id that is used by the server for session management.



This cookie is used to determine intrusion attempts and perform a security health check on the end device before initiating a session. It isolates and secures the session from malware that may exist on the device.

Site experience cookies

These cookies are used to support your experience on the site and include user-selected options, site navigation aids, etc. Generally, no personally identifiable data is collected with these types of cookies.

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This is used to determine which language the site should be displayed in. It holds a plain text value such en-GB (for English).


This is used as a flag to determine whether the header/footer should be shown or not.


This stores the login name of the user. It gets set when the user chooses to have their login name remembered on the login screen.

Marketing, anonymous cross site tracking cookies

These cookies are used to track our visitors across our websites. They can be used to build up a profile of search and/or browsing history for every visitor. Identifiable or unique data may be collected. Anonymised data may be shared with third parties.

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Google Analytics



Google analytics is used to carry out statistical analysis of user activity on This information allows us (and other businesses we work with) to identify and understand our customers’ needs. We then update the website to make it more relevant to visitors.

For an overview of privacy at Google click here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit click here.



Yahoo Indextools analyses traffic to this web site. It does not create individual profiles for visitors. It only collects aggregate data.

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Assists with error logging to help us make the site robust