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25 May
Why The Treasury’s Panic Over Debt, When Borrowing Costs Next To Nothing?
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Britain’s Job Retention Scheme Set To Be Extended To September
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Cookies

Introduction
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Types of Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is sent from the website to your computer. It contains information about you as a user on the website to personalize your experience
Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to the website and will be removed when the browser window is closed.
Permanent cookies are stored for a period and are used to identify you when you return to the site. For example, your username may be remembered on the login page. The terms of, and the use of, this website shall be governed by English law.
 
First Party Cookies
The following cookies are set by this website:
 
Cookie name
duration
intrusion level
purpose
Essential cookies – These cookies are essential for the website to work properly and, strange as it is, so that we can tell if you have agreed to accept cookies.
SESS*
session
low
A session cookie is set to tell if you are:
  • anonymous – visiting the site but not logged in
  • authenticated – logged in so that you will be able to view registration protected areas of the site and your user profile.
  • admin – various levels of admin eg full admin or user manager
has_js
session
low
The site will determine if the browser has JavaScript enabled and a cookie is set so that the correct version of functionality is served.
SERVERID
session
low
Our sites are hosted on a cluster of servers and a cookie is set so that the browser looks at one of the servers for the duration of the visit.
Other cookies
PERSISTENT_LOGIN*
permanent 20 years+
low
Remember me function keeps you logged in other than for non-secure areas. You will need to login again to view your user profile or see the admin area if you are an administrator of the website.
webform-
permanent 12 months
low
Used for webforms eg to tell if clients have submitted the webform to stop multiple submissions.
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session
low
These are Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics is used to look at the way people navigate through the site, which pages and links are popular etc to make sure that the site is effective in getting information to the site visitor. Google Analytics will not record any personal information such as your name or login details. For more details, see Cookies and Google Analytics.
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session
low
__utma
permanent 24 months
low
__utmz
permanent 6 months
low
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session
low
__utmx
session
low
Admin cookies – used in the Administration area only
imce*
permanent 15 days
low
Cookie set for use in the admin area to remember if you want images/documents sorted by name, size, date etc and for resizing images.
 
Third-party cookies
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Help Guides on Removing Cookies
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