Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
We will ask for your permission (Consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.
|PHP session||PHPSESSID||To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry. No personal information is stored in this cookie.|
|Verification token||__RequestVerificationToken||This is an anti-forgery cookie. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to our website. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. We use this on our Smarter Networks Portal.|
|Server session cookie||ASP.NET_SessionId||This is used on our Smarter Networks Portal so that the web server knows you are there.|
|Server session cookie||JSESSIONID||This is used on our Smarter Networks Portal so that the web server knows you are there.|
Other cookies we use
These items help the website operator understand how their website performs, how visitors interact with the site, and whether there are technical issues. This storage type usually doesn’t collect information that identifies a visitor. These cookies are disabled when you decline cookies.
|Analytics||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Cookie consent status||cookieconsent_status||This cookie is used to confirm that you have consented to us using cookies.|
|Google Analytics||_ga_P04W28VCCK||This is used to send data to Google Analytics about your device and behavior. It tracks your access across devices and marketing channels. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.|
|Google Analytics||_ga||This registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how you use the website. This cookie expires after 2 years.|
How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Changes to this policy
This policy was published on 28 September 2020 and last updated on 25 January 2023.
We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will update the policy on this page of our website.