What Are Cookies
The Cookies We Set
- _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. Expiration is 24 hours.
- UMBPOLL: This cookie is used to store your voting record for the poll we used on the website. Expiration is 365 hours.
- UMB-XSRF-TOKEN, UMB-XSRF-V, UMB_UCONTEXT_C, UMB_UPDCHK: These are backend specific cookies. They are only seen by site administrators accessing the back end of the website. They are used in maintaining the session state of the logged in user. Expiration is 24 hours.
Third Party Cookies
Cookies may also be used by trusted third party services used on or by this website. These third party services and cookies include:
- _ga: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years.
- _gaexp: Used to determine a user's inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
- _gat: According to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
- _gid: This stores and update a unique value for each page visited.
* Google Analytics may add other cookies to this website.
Facebook Pixel: Facebook Pixel helps deliver our advertising to you on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising based on your engagement with our website.
ReCAPTCHA: ReCAPTCHA collects personal information from users to determine whether they are humans or bots.
ReCAPTCHA works by implementing an algorithm to analyze a user's activity by taking a screenshot of the user's browser window. If the activity is deemed as mechanical or a made-up word is used, the activity is flagged by the system.
Activity and user information reCAPTCHA collects and analyzes includes the following:
- Typing patterns of the user
- The amount of mouse clicks a user has done on the site or touches on an app
- Language the user's browser is using
- Google cookies that have been placed on the site
- Answers to question fields on the site
- CSS information
- Plug-ins installed on the browser
The algorithm also recognizes IP addresses that have been previously recognized as humans through cookies.
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This document will be updated when improved information becomes available.