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Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
This site uses 2 different types of cookie:
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for financial security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.
Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.
We introduced Google Analytics to assist us in redeveloping our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.
Google Analytics Cookies used on this site
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||12 months from last visit||Used to distinguish visitors to site|
|_gat||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate|
|_utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate|
|_ _utma||12 months from last visit||Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit nd total number of visits made|
|_ _utmb||30 minutes from last visit||Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit|
|_ _ utmc||Session cookie||Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed|
|_ _utmz||6 months||Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website|
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, our website does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.