What are Cookies?
Cookies are a small piece of text created by websites and stored on your computer. They play an important role in the experience and functionality of a website. They can help make a website easier to use, gather statistics, enable transactions, provide security, and much more.
There are two basic types of cookies:
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased when you close your browser or remain inactive for a short period of time. These types of cookies are common on banking and transactional websites.
- Persistent cookies remain on your device for a longer period of time. These cookies can be used to remember things about your visit. For example: your last visit, your preferences or your favourite content.
The following describes the cookies we use:
|Cookie Banner||Cookie Banner||After the website displays a message about cookies this tells the website that the message does not need to be shown again.|
|Cookie Preferences||CookiePrefs||This stores your preference for enabling or disabling non‐essential cookies.|
|Gathering website statistics using Google Analytics||
|Google Analytics cookies gather information on the number of visits, pages viewed, the duration of time spent on pages, and other site statistics.
You can disable all Google Analytics on your web browser using the Google Analytics Opt‐Out Browser Add‐on
|Gathering website statistics using Web Trends||
|Web Trends cookies gather information on the number of visits, pages viewed, the duration of time spent on pages, and other site statistics.|
|System||ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie is used by the system to maintain a connection to the website while you browse its content.|
Note that Cookie Banner, Cookie Preferences and other essential system cookies shall remain.