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We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website
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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Maximum retention period Placed by Purpose
.ASPXANONYMOUS 69 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes DNN Platform This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves.
.DOTNETNUKE session DNN Platform Issued by DNN, necessary for site functionality, including forms authentication, created when a user logs in (Please check this for yourself, slightly unsure about this one).
DotNetNukeAnonymous 2 hours DNN Platform This cookie is set for forms authentication
__RequestVerificationToken session DNN Platform Anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
authentication session DNN Platform A DNN forms authentication cookie (created when a user logs in).
dnn_IsMobile session DNN Platform A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device.
language session DNN Platform A DNN cookie is created called "language" to store the current language - in a monolingual install this is simply the browser default language, but if the site supports multiple languages then this may be different based on the language selected by clicking in the languages skin object.
LastPageId session DNN Platform A DNN cookie used by the CMS to store the TabID of the last visited page.
StayInEditMode session DNN Platform A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine the UI state across postbacks (whether or not to reload the page with the 'Editing' interface).
_ga Google.com Third party cookies for the use of google analytics

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