What is a cookie?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile phone by your internet browser. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise you and respond appropriately.

References to the term "cookies" in this policy refer to all files that act in this way and store information on user/device activity.

This website's cookie tracking

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expiry

ASP.NET_SessionId

When a user browses to the website, a unique session ID will be associated with the user to keep track of any information that is stored for that session. This information is stored on the Web Server (known as storing information in session) and is identified via a GUID. The GUID is stored in the Cookie (known as the ASP.NET_SessionID) and is essential for any ASP.NET website to function correctly. If nothing is put in the session however, no cookie will be sent to the browser so this cookie will only be created when it is needed.

This cookie will expire at the end of the session which is defined in the application configuration (which is normally around 20 minutes)

__utma

This cookie stores each user’s amount of visits, the time of the first visit, the previous visit and the time of the current visit.

2 Years from setup or update

__utmb
__utmc

These cookies are used to check approximately how long a visitor remains on a site (by storing when the visit starts and approximately when the visit ends). Due to the nature of these cookies, these are updated regularly.

30 Minutes from setup or update

__utmz

This cookie stores where the user has navigated from (for example a Search Engine).

6 Months from setup or update

SC_ANALYTICS_
SESSION_COOKIE

Sitecore uses this cookie to track the pages that a user visits during a single browsing session and the date/time that they were accessed.

When the browser is closed.

SC_ANALYTICS_
GLOBAL_COOKIE

Sitecore uses this cookie to identify repeat visits from a single user.

10 years from setup or update.

Withdrawing consent to cookie tracking

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful.

Internet Explorer version 9
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Safari

Consent to cookie tracking

Having read our policy, you are consenting to our use of cookie tracking should you progress through our website without disabling cookie tracking.