Cookie Policy

When you visit our website (Site) with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies, that tells us that you want to use the features of our Site and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies as described in this notice and in our Privacy Policy. Review our Cookie Policy below for information on how to modify your browser settings to notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

How We Use Cookies
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Without these cookies, for example, you cannot access secure customer portals or buy products. For more information about how to control your personal information, see Sections 5 and 6 of our Privacy Policy.

We also use cookies to:

  • Identify you when you log-in to our Site. This allows us to recognise you and to enable you to use other customised features on our Site.
  • Keep track of your preferences. You may change your Site preferences at any time.
  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our Site and the features and services we can offer.

Cookies and Browser Settings
If you examine the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers, it will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative website here to get information about how to opt out of cookies.

Please allow cookies

Below is a list of the cookies we use.

First Party
Cookies set by the content management software we use to run and update our site.
Cookie Name Description Expiration
exp_last_visit Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users. 1 Year
exp_tracker Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users. End of session
exp_last_activity Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both. 1 Year
exp_sessionid A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id column in the exp_session table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members. 1 Hour
exp_expiration Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected remember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it's set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members. 1 Hour

 
Third Party
Google Analytics:
Cookies set by Google Analytics to help us monitor visits to our site. For more information click here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Cookie Name Description Expiration
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 Years
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 Minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 Months
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 Years

 
Third Party
AddThis:
Cookies set by AddThis to allow users to share content via social media. For more information, click here.
Cookie Name Description Expiration
__atuvc Measures how often an AddThis user is seen 2 Years
__atuvs Records user sharing and social activity 1 Hour
uid Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID 2 Years
di/dt Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies
bt User interest modeling 8 Months
uvc Measures how often we see an AddThis user 2 Years
ssc/psc/uvc These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity
loc Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. (State level) 2 Years

 
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