Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device and which uniquely identify your browser or device.
Cookies allow a site to know if your computer or device has visited that site before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
We use “strictly necessary” and “performance” cookies on our site.
“Strictly necessary” cookies are required for the operation of our website. We use them to identify you as being logged into our site and to enable you to submit information via online forms such as registration and feedback forms. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide these services to you. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
We use Google Analytics “performance” cookies to collect information about how you use our site anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our site works. Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we do not allow any third party to use these cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
As a condition to using our site, you accept such strictly necessary and performance cookies. If you block these cookies, we will not be able to ensure the proper performance of our site for you.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or a "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted.
Google Analytics uses the cookies described in the table below.
||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new
||2 years from set/update.|
||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session
with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google
Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find
the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is
established. Each time a user visits a different page on your
site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus
continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues
within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses
on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify
the default length of a user session with
||30 minutes from set/update.|
||This cookie is no longer used by the
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction
||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|
||This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The
||2 years from set/update.|
||This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site. See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more information.||2 years from set/update.|
For more information on Google Analytics see: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage.