Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the website. 

By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as set out by this policy.

1.    Information about cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree to their use, is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device.  They contain information that is transferred to your hard drive.

The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.  These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way the 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 the 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 the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We may share this information with third parties (see our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use information we collect from you).

2.    The cookies we use

We use the following cookies:

Category Cookie Name Purpose Duration
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Information is collected in an anonymous form and are used to compile reports about the users' visits to the site (including where users have come from, number of users and the pages on the website that have visited). This information is used to improve our website.

More details about the purpose of these cookies can be found here.

Necessary Session Control: ASP.Net_SessionID

Used to establish connections between the client and server.

No private data is held and the cookie is removed as soon as the browser is closed.

Necessary Log in session and authentication: Fed Auth

Used only for Administrator, Editor or Publisher users updating website content.

Cookie is removed as soon as the browser is closed.

Functional Accessibility Options:  Style

Remembers settings such as the standard view and high visibility links at the bottom of a webpage.

Cookie is removed after 24 hours.

Functional Share Count:  _atuvc

Connected with the 'Add This function' associated with, for example, the Bookmark and Share icon.

Cookie is removed after 48 hours.

Functional User login sessions: 


Required for retaining user login sessions.

May be used when, for example, an admin user logs in via 'Admin'.

Functional User recognition:  


 Erasure of this cookie prevents the website recognising the user.

Temporary cookie file which is erased once the web browser is closed.

Functional Inactivity:  Last Activity

 Measures the period of user inactivity when logged into the Fluency CMS.

Cookie is removed once browser is closed.

Targeting Third Party Cookies:  Numerous May be used if the user decides to share the website using the Bookmark and Share icon.

Cookies will be received from the third party (e.g.  Twitter) when sharing the website.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

3.     How you can block cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  

However, please be aware that blocking cookies may affect your ability to use the website.  In particular, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website or use the functionalities contained on it.