Cookie Policy

Delivering services on the internet sometimes involves the use of small files known as cookies.

They are text files that place small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other device used to access the internet.  They don’t identify you personally. Here’s what they do:
enable a service to recognise your device so you don't need to give the same information several times during one task
recognise that you may already have given a username and password so you don't have to do it for every web page requested
measure how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

We have taken steps to identify all of them but if you find any we have missed please let us know.
The following is a list of all cookies that we or our service providers use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list.
Cookies set by this website - Kentico CMS, Google Analytics and other third party cookies
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage.
This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.

Our website runs on a Kentico content management system. This CMS sets the following cookies, depending on the use of certain functionalities:

(The expiration time of a cookie is shown in the square brackets.)
Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user's session ID

ASPXFORMSAUTH (encrypted authentication ticket)
[DateTime.Now.AddMinutes(timeOut/session.timeout) - where the timeout is the web.config parameter / DateTime.Now.AddYears(1) - if the Remember me checkbox is set on] - authentication ticket cookie

CMSPreferredCulture (culture code)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - the user preferred culture

CMSPreferredUICulture (culture code)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - the user preferred UI Culture

ViewMode (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - different number value for the Design mode, Live site, etc.

VisitorStatus (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits)

CurrentVisitStatus (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddHours(23)] - current visit status (throughout current day)

PropertyTab (int)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - current property tab

CMSShoppingCart (GUID)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - shopping cart GUID

CMSMobileRedirected (true/false)
[DateTimeHelper.ZERO_TIME] - sets the redirected cookie to see what device is being used

CurrentTheme (current CSS stylesheet Name)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - current theme cookie

Campaign (campaign string)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - User campaign reference

UrlReferrer (url string)
[DateTime.Now.AddDays(1)] - User URL referrer

DisplayContentInDesignMode (true/false)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - If true, web part content should be displayed in design mode

FormState (int - id)
[DateTime.Now.AddMinutes(10)] - For a check if the form state needs to be restored

VotedPolls (ints and pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - content will be list of the poll codenames user already voted to; separated by pipes

DocRated (ints and pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddYears(1)] - stores rated document IDs; separated by pipes

PostAnswer (string and colon)
[DateTime.Now.AddMonths(1)] - list of answers

UserWords (strings with pipes)
[DateTime.Now.AddMonths(1)] - stores user words for the SpellChecker; separated by pipes

For further details on the cookies set by Kentico CMS, please refer to the Kentico website.

Removing and disabling cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

You can also visit which contains information on how to change the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting some or all cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.


Opting out

To stop Google collecting your analytical data, use the following link to opt out of all Google analytics:

To opt out of having cookies set by Kentico content management system, please use your browser settings to block them. Please be aware that restricting some or all Kentico related cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.