What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • Session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • Persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

How do we use cookies?

A visit to our website may generate the following types of cookie:

Functionality cookies

  • SESS[Unique ID]: This cookie allows logging in and remembering which contact forms you have submitted. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.
  • Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, has_js: Our Content Management System, Drupal sets these cookies to store user interface preferences.

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. These cookies are needed for the website functionality.  

Analytical Cookies/3rd Party

On our website, we use Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistical information about how visitors interact with the website, such as the number of visitors and the most popular pages.

Google Analytics can produce the below cookies:

  • _ga – Used to distinguish users. It is stored for 2 years.
  • _gid – Used to distinguish users. It is stored for 24 hours.
  • _gat – Used to throttle request rate. It is stored for 1 minute.

For more information please visit the Google’s website below.