How we use cookies

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Measuring Website Usage

Google Analytics is in use to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name Typical content Cookie expires after
_utma Randomly generated ID 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated ID 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated ID When you close your web browser
_utmz Randomly generated ID 6 months
PREF Randomly generated ID 2 years


Remembering your choices

Certain sections of our site remember your choices, so you can be provided with the right information if you visit other pages, and then return. For example, if you filter a list of information we will remember your choice and default to that selection if you visit the page again. These choices are not tied to any personally identifiable information. The following cookies are used:

Name Typical content Cookie expires after
SESS A random string Up to 24 days


Social Network Sharing

We offer users the ability to share our content on social media networks in order to ensure that useful information can be easily shared to relevant, interested parties. We use a 3rd party service call Add This to support this. Add This collects certain anonymous information when you visit our website. Add This may use non­personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit ­ or read Add This’ Privacy Policy here

Name Typical content Cookie expires after
loc This is used to store approximate location information so AddThis can understand where people sharing information are located 60 days
bt Used to model user interests 2 years
uid Unique IDs assigned to each visitor 2 years
uit Used for tracking time 1 day
psc Used to record details of user’s sharing and social activity 2 years
di/dt Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies 2 years / 30 days
ssh/sshs Service share history, used for configuring preferred services 2 years