A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that remember your cookie preferences and that help ensure that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:
CMSPreferredCulture stores your preferred content culture. This is a strictly necessary cookie.
CMSCsrfCookie is a security token that allows the safe and secure use of the website. This is a strictly necessary cookie.
CMSPreferredCulture expires in 1 year.
CMSCsrfCookie expires at the end of your website visit.
ARRAffinity and ARRAffinitySameSite are cookies that are set by websites (such as our website) run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. They are both strictly necessary cookies.
ARRAffinity and ARRAffinitySameSite expire at the end of your website visit.
We use Google Analytics to improve the performance of our website based on user information. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come from, and the pages they visited.
_gid is used to distinguish users.
_gat is used to throttle request rate.
_ga is used to distinguish users.
You can learn more about these cookies by visiting Google. You can opt out by turning off these cookies in the preferences settings in your browser, or by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
_gid expires in 24 hours.
_gat expires in 1 minute.
_ga expires in 2 years.
You can block all cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
You can also use the cookies consent management tool on our website to block and unblock some or all non-essential cookies.