What is a cookie?

  • A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the site can remember who you are.
  • A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
  • We cannot identify you personally by using a cookie. Cookies store no personal data and are not used to gather personal information.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of important reasons, for example:

  • To collect statistics about your use of our website, such as when you last visited the site. This information is used to improve the user experience on our website.
  • To ensure a persistent connection with the same web server in the load balancing pool.
  • To stop you being asked to log on repeatedly during your visit.
NamePurpose Expires
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION Session state
Contains the user's unique session ID in order to maintain the user's state (eg. logged in/out) and any related preferences/settings.
End of session
_utma Google Analytics
Contains a randomly generated number that is used to determine unique visitors to our site.
02 years
_utmb Google Analytics
Contains a randomly generated number that works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.
30 minutes
_utmc Google Analytics
Contains a randomly generated number that works with _utmb to calculate when you close the average length of time users spend on our site your browser.
End of session
_utmz Google Analytics
Contains a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search).
06 months
nlbi_[ID] Incapsula
Used by Incapsula application delivery platform.
End of session
incap_ses_[ID] Incapsula
Used by Incapsula application delivery platform.
End of session
visid_incap_[ID] Incapsula
Used by Incapsula application delivery platform.
End of session

Third party cookies

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Enabling or disabling cookies

  • We recommend that you allow all cookies set by this site as they help us provide you with a better service.
  • If you decide to disable our cookies then you may not be able to access certain parts of our website.
  • Information about how to enable or disable cookies is available on the All About Cookies website.