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We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Cookies 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.
Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:
Estimate our audience size or usage pattern.
Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognise you when you return to our site.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
_ga - used to distinguish users
_utma - Used to distinguish users and sessions
_utmb - Used to determine new sessions/visits
_utmz - Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site
_utmv - used to store visitor-level custom variable data
For more information visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
DotNetNuke uses a number of cookies, the most important of which are the forms authentication cookie (created when a user logs in) and the portalroles cookie, which stores what roles a user has access to in the current portal.
For more information visit http://www.dnnsoftware.com/wiki/page/dotnetnuke-cookie-usage
Except for essential cookies and any periods for expiry specified above, all cookies will expire after 18 months.
Issue 1 March 2014