This page provides a guide to the cookies this website may place on your computer, and information on how to control those cookies. You may also wish to refer to our Privacy Policy for privacy information. 

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small file placed by most websites onto your PC. They allow websites to perform a variety of functions such as remembering that you have logged in, ensuring you have a stable and secure connection, remembering your preferences and much more. Most web sites depend on cookies to ensure the best user experience, to understand how the site is being used in order to optimise the experience, and to deliver relevant content. 

Controlling your cookies 

Every browser has a different method for controlling cookies, if you are interested in learning more we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which has lots of information about how to control cookies in all the major browsers, and more information about types of cookies. 

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of this website and others. 

We use a limited number of suppliers who set cookies on this website in order to deliver the services they are offering, details of all cookies and what they do are below.

Cookie Information list 

 
Cookie Name Description
SERVERID This is used to ensure you maintain a stable connection with our web site servers by balancing traffic across our different servers.
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These cookies are used to deliver an optional and occasional site survey and ensure visitors are not asked twice.
cookiesAllowed_GBR Remembers your preference when you choose to opt in or out of non-essential cookies on this site.
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We use Omniture to record general user behaviour on our site in order to improve the site. No personal information is gathered and all data is 'aggregated' to enable us to see general site trends.
s_cc enables Omniture to detect if cookies are enabled
s_vi enables Omniture to see repeat visits from the same computer and follow an individual journey
s_sq monitors which links people click on a page

Find out how to reject or delete this cookie.
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We use Google Analytics to record general user behaviour on our site in order to improve the site. No personal information is gathered and all data is 'aggregated' to enable us to see general site trends.
__utma enables Google Analytics to see repeat visits from the same computer and follow an individual journey
__utmb works with __utmc to determine how long a person spends on the site
__utmz stores where a visitor came from prior to visiting the site

Find out how to reject or delete these cookies.
id The DoubleClick cookie (id) enables the measuring of the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns.

Find out how to reject or delete this cookie.
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We use quantserve.com to deliver targeted advertising across their network sites ensuring users see relevant advertising.
Find out how to reject or delete this cookie.

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These cookies are used to help Response Tap collect information about how visitor's use our website. We use the information gathered to compile reports that help us to understand how people interact with our business. The cookies store unique identifiers that allow Response Tap to track a visitor's progress through our website over time.

Conversion These cookies are from Google (www.googleadservices.com) and are used to deliver targeted advertising across their network of sites ensuring users see relevant advertising.
Find out how to reject or delete this cookie.
CMSCookieLevel Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor.
ASP.NET_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.
CMSCsrfCookie Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery. Find out more.
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. Find out more.
CMSMobileRedirected Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part. Find out more.
CMSCurrentTheme Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows.
Webauthtoken Live ID authentication cookie.
CMSForumPostAnswer Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes. Find out more.
CMSVotedPolls Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes. Find out more.
CMSRatedDocuments Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes. Find out more.
CMSShowDesktopVersion Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile.
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication.
VisitorStatus Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. Find out more.
Source Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Campaign Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor. Find out more.
TrackedCampaigns Stores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet. Find out more.
UrlReferrer Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website.
CurrentContact Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website. Find out more.
CMSAB<ABtestname> Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor.Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test. Find out more.
CMSMVT<mvtestname> Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface.
CMSBodyClass Body element class to provide accessibility standards.

Flash Cookies 

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.html for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based content. 

Social Media 

To support our videos, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from those sites you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies. You should check with the YouTube website for more information about these. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. 

They are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.