In order to have a properly working website and enable us to provide our site visitors with the best possible experience, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This notice provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, for example which page is visited the most.


Cookies Used on This Site

1. Essential Cookies. These are cookies that are either: used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

Cookie NameExpiration TimePurpose
ARRAffinityExpires at the end of sessionUsed to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web App
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary1 hourSave user preference in this category
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary1 year
Save user preference in this category
viewed_cookie_policy1 yearSave user consent

 2. Analytics Cookies. We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. These cookies collect information to give us a general insight into how our website is being used. IP addresses are anonymized in Google Analytics. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The following table has more information about these cookies.

Cookie NameExpiration TimePurpose
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to regulate request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _gat_gtag_<GA_MEASUREMENT_ID>.

To view an overview of the privacy of your Google Analytics cookies please go here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


How to Control and Delete Cookies

1. Consent Tool 
The Cookie Consent Tool can be utilized to customize your cookie preferences. The consent tool specifically controls the marketing cookies and analytical cookies set by using our website. Essential cookies cannot be disabled.

2. Using Your Browser 
Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be enabled or disabled through a consent tool or by disabling the cookies through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.

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