Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Most websites record small amounts of information about your activity on the site. This information is in the form of a small text file and is known as a cookie. This is stored on your personal computer.

As we are always looking to give you the best possible experience, our site runs optimally with cookies enabled. They allow us to remember you when you return to our site as well as identify and resolve errors - giving you a faster, more personal experience. Additional data is only stored if volunteered by you, such as when you provide information in the account settings area.

Cookies can't harm your computer and we take the selection of all the third-party suppliers who may set cookies for marketing purposes very seriously.

Category 1: 'Strictly Necessary' cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.


The following Category 1 cookies are used on this website:

 

Cookie About this cookie Lifespan
OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 365 days
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. 365 days
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. Session
mazda-user This cookie contains a unique user id to identify registered users so that the site knows, where to find the briefacse and user profile data in the database. Session
JSESSIONID General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session
.ASPXROLES This cookie is used to keep track of if the visitor has any permissions on the website. Only used for logged in users. Session
pressportal This cookie is set for authentication and authorization of logged in users only. Session
TSXXXXXXXX This cookie is used to enforce security policies. The system validates these cookies returned from clients to ensure that the cookies are not modified. Session

 

Category 2: 'Performance' Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.


The following Category 2 cookies are used on this website:

 

Cookie About this cookie Lifespan
_gat_UA-101538620-1 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 1 day
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. 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, although this is customisable by website owners. 730 days