Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to create the most secure and effective website possible and to improve the visitor experience. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.

When you visit this site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify any individuals and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be very clear about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.


What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through:

  • enabling a service to recognize your device so you do not have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognizing that you may already have given a username and password so you do not need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analyzing anonymized data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


Cookie Name Purpose Expires
DNN Platform .ASPXANONYMOUS 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 69 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes
.DOTNETNUKE Issued by DNN, necessary for site functionality, including forms authentication, created when a user logs in when you close your browser
__RequestVerificationToken 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. when you close your browser
authentication A DNN forms authentication cookie (created when a user logs in). when you close your browser
dnn_IsMobile Used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device. when you close your browser
language Store the current language when you close your browser
LastPageId Used by the CMS to store the TabID of the last visited page. This cookie is necessary for site functionality. when you close your browser
USERNAME_CHANGED Used by the CMS to store Username on Login. when you close your browser
Google Analytics cookies _dc_gtm_, e.g.  _dc_gtm_UA-526050-1 If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, cookie _gat will be named like this. 1 minute
_ga Used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookie. 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute
_gid Used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookie. 24 hours
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site. 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site. 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser. when you close your browser
_utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine). 6 months
Cookies to support specific elements of the site

These may include cookies to record that we have already presented you with a piece of information which you would find intrusive and annoying if we continually re-presented. These may include notifications about the availability of new features or applications, and warning notices. Cookies to retain settings or choices that you have made earlier during your visit to our site, so that we can reapply those choices when you revisit the relevant pages. These save you effort in re-selecting the settings or making the choice, improving your experience of the website. For example, pre-populating complex search criteria screens with previous values, or collating selections you have made throughout your visit.

Cookies set by other websites through this site

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such are YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or Please be aware, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.