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Essential cookies

This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or on your computer or mobile device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to the hard drive of your computer, phone or tablet.

These are cookies that are necessary for our website to operate and cannot be switched off in our systems. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of our site will then not work.

  • ASP.NET_SessionIdGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Used used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
  • .AspNet.ApplicationCookie This is the authentication cookie used to keep track of logged in users. In this case it expires when you log out or when the browser is closed.
  • _RequestVerificationToken This is an 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.
  • SelectedOrganization Controls the look and feel of the site depending on from where you accessed the site.
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Cookie lifespan

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