Cookies are small files saved on your device when you visit a website. They are widely used to help websites work better and provide information to its owners. They contain no data that can be used to identify you personally.

Some of these cookies are necessary, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

 

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

 

Name

Purpose

Duration

JSESSIONID

Used by our payment portal Service.

Expires when the browser session ends.

Cookiecontrol

Stores your cookie consent preference for the website.

Expires after 2 months.

AWSELBCORS

Set by SiteImprove for load balancing.

Expires when the browser session ends.

ARRAffinity/
ARRAffinitySameSite

These cookies are set by websites run on the Azure cloud platform. They are used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

Expires when the browser session ends.

ai_user

This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.

Expires after 1 year.

We use Google Analytics and SiteImprove to collect statistical data. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. 

 

Name

Purpose

Duration

_ga

Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

Expires after 2 years.

_gat

Used to throttle request rates on high-demand sites.

Expires after 10 minutes.

_gid

Used to distinguish unique users.

Expires after 24 hours.

nmstat

This cookie is used to help record your use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on the website. This Siteimprove Analytics cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise the browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.

Expires after 1000 days.

 

More information can be found in Google Analytics documentation. You can find out how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites and Google's use of cookies on Google Analytics Opt-out and Google privacy pages.

We use a number of social media platforms on the site. Information on how these platforms use cookies can be found on their privacy policy pages.

Last updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:55 PM