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The Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive has specified that you need to agree to allow us to use cookies when you use this site. We're working hard to implement this, and you will soon be able find out more information on individual cookies that we may use.

If you would like to block cookies from this or any other site from being stored on your computer before this, you can do so using your browser's settings. Your browser's Help facility should tell you how to do this, or alternatively, visit About Cookies, which tells you how to block and delete cookies on a wide range of browsers.

Please be assured that we are doing all we can to give you the best possible experience when using this site, and will never compromise your privacy.

Cookies in use on this site
Name Description Expiration
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Used to authenticate user. At the end of the session
ASP.NET_SessionId .Net session At the end of the session
__utma Set by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to this site and it is updated with each page view. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Set by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with this site. 30 minutes from set/update.
__utmc Set by Google Analytics. This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. On exiting the browser
__utmz Set by Google Analytics. This cookie stores the type of referral used by a visitor to reach the 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 updated with each page view on the site. 6 months from set/update.
ga Google Analytics.
cookietest Used to check if cookies are available.
WEBTRENDS_ID Set by WebTrends. The cookie stores a unique id which is then used to reference a user to identify them. No other information is stored about the user other than to link their unique id to their visit and to future visits. Never
civicAllowCookies
civicShowCookieIcon
Set by Cookie Control. These cookies are set in order to remember preferences in regards to cookies. 90 days from set/update
 
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