Last updated: 21 May 2018
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. In general they are used to make websites work or to provide information to the owners of the site.
Changing your cookie preferences
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome etc.) allow cookies to be placed on your device when you visit websites. If you wish to change the way your browser accepts or rejects cookies, or you wish to delete cookies that have been placed on your device, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The table below lists the cookies used on this site and why we use them.
|BIGipServerVOC-NP-BACS-SharePoint-80-Pool||Used to efficiently route website traffic to our servers providing better performance by ensuring that load is balanced across more than one server||Duration of your visit|
|CookieAcceptance||Remembers that you have been shown a one off message with details of our cookie usage policy when you first visit the website||1 year from your last visit|
|ASP.Net Session ||This cookie serves two functions on the site:|
(i) Enables the open and closing of questions
(ii) Allows you to complete the budget calculator form without re-entering information you have already given, remembering the values entered between clicking ‘Calculate’
|Duration of your visit|
|RatedBefore||Remembers you have visited the page previously and rated the content||2 years from the date you rated the content|
We use the _ga, _gid, and _gat and cookies provided by Google as part of their analytics tool. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, for example number of visitors to the site, which pages are most visited, how visitors move between pages etc. The information they collect is anonymous. We use this information to help improve visitors’ experience of the website.