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You can find more information about the individual cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
|ASP.Net session||ASP.NET_SessionId||This session cookie is sent to the web browser and is the default one used by ASPNET to uniquely identify the user's session on the site. It also relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. It is used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This application uses the session to track the user's progress in wizards or for passing data which cannot be stored locally. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).|
|Episerver||.EPiServerLogin, EPiDPCKEY, .ASPXRoles||These persistent cookies are used only if you log in to a website. We currently do not have this functionality as part of our website but these may be used in future.|
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics use third and first-party cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, helping us to optimise user experience.
The duration of the Google cookies, and further information about Google cookies, can be found at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
|_ga||This persistent cookie is used to distinguish users and expires after two years.|
|_gat||This persistent cookie is used to throttle the request rate (limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites) from Google Analytics. It expires after 10 minutes.|
|_utmc||This session cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user is in a new session/visit. This cookie expires at the end of the browser session.|
|Google Tag Manager||dc_gtm_||Google Tag Manager is used to manage all scripts on the website. This persistent cookie expires after 10 minutes. You can find more information about the types of cookies used by Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/|
|Ektron preferences||ecm||This session cookie is used by the Ektron application to store information about the anonymous and logged in visitor, including language, currency, user culture and site information. For authenticated users, the user id and a unique ID are stored, and compared with the values on the server to determine valid authentication. The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).|
|Ektron user ID||EKTGUID||This persistent cookie is used to track visitors to the site. A unique identifier for the current visitor is generated for all visitors, including anonymous visitors, and assigned to the visitor at the time they first arrive on the site. We use this information to uniquely identify the user when they perform unauthenticated actions on the site, such as commenting on content, and also to compile reports on visitor usage. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Ektron content rating||ekContentRatingID||This persistent cookie is used by both the ContentFlagging and ContentRating server controls to uniquely tag the visitor session. The cookie will not expire, and will allow the user to re‐edit their unauthenticated flags or