When you visit our websites, read, click or download information, and receive emailed information from us (e.g. brochures) in response to your requests, we will obtain some information via automated means from or about your device, and about how you use our website. We may also use pixel-tags and cookies that may transfer to the cookie file of your device, depending on the nature of your device. More information about these is set out below. This information helps us so we can improve our site for all our visitors and helps us make ongoing improvements so that the information on our pages can be updated and remains relevant and useful to you.
Device Data that our websites collect include:
We may use "pixel tags," which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, we may use "format sensing" technology, which allows pixel tags to let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.
Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web Beacons collect only limited information which includes a cookie number; time and date of a page view; and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also carry Web Beacons placed by third party advertisers. These Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the "lifetime" of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
To learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org
Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies on the next tab.
|COOKIE NAME||COOKIE PURPOSE|
|AspNet.cookies||Used during authentication, this is held once a user is logged in|
|OpenIdConnect.nonce.base64String||Used for secure login, to ensure an id token from identity server cannot be substituted|
|SignInMessage.base64String||Used for contextual information about a login attempt|
|idsrv.xsrf||Used for protection against cross-site request forgery|
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. Guideline instructions on how to check cookies are enabled follow below:
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.
Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge can be found by clicking the More option and then the Settings icon.
Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.
Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.
You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies.
Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.
Please consult your manual or handbook.
You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
Open 'Windows Explorer'
Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
Click 'Search Now'
Double click on the folders that are found
'Select' any cookie file
Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
You have some choices over whether or not this information is accessible from your device. For example, location data, depending on the nature of your device, may be configurable to turn on or off. Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. Often, these controls are located in the device's settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.