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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/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 table below:
|exp_csrf_token||1 Hour||ExpressionEngine - CSRF stands for Cross Site Request Forgery. This cookie is a security enhancement for Expression Engine. Immediately before any forms are sent on the site, this cookie is set. Expression Engine then verifies that the cookie in the browser was the one that it set, therefore confirming the submission from the site is genuine.|
|exp_last_activity||1 Year||ExpressionEngine - Contains the date of your last activity on the site.|
|exp_last_visit||1 Year||ExpressionEngine - This is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.|
|exp_stashid||Session (until browser is closed)||ExpressionEngine - This cookie generates a unique ID that relates to session values that determine the current state of the website and any actions you have performed|
|exp_tracker||Session (until browser is closed)||ExpressionEngine - Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.|
|_ga||2 Years||Google Analytics - Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 Minute||Google Analytics - Used to throttle request rate|
|_gid||24 Hours||Google Analytics - Used to distinguish users.|
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