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What is a cookie?
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This website uses cookies specifically as follows:
This website uses both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies store information only while the user accesses the website and persistent cookies stored in the terminal data to be accessed and used in more than one session.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Statistical analysis cookies: These cookies allow the monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on the website. The information gathered through such cookies is used in measuring the activity of web, application or platform sites and the profiling of user navigation of these sites, in order to make improvements to the service and functionality for users.
Third Party Cookies: Google Analytics is used on this website to manage and improve the services offered and collect statistical information.

Specific Cookies set by this website

Cookie Name

Description

ai_session

Performance cookie.
This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.

BlueStripe.PVN

Strictly necessary cookie
This cookie name is associated with software from Bluestripe which provides performance monitoring of web applications to make sure they run correctly.

ai_user

Performance cookie
This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.


Google Analytics

Cookie Name

Description

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The cookie is used to distinguish users
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This stores (and updates) a unique value for each page visited on our website.

_ga

This cookie is used to distinguish users
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a website and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the websites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.


Opting out of cookie usage:

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Additional information:
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