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Privacy & Cookies

Like most websites we use 'cookies' to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us keep it relevant for the user. Cookies 'remember' bits of information from your visit to the site.

A cookie is a simple text file that's stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So if we put a cookie on your computer, it can't be read by any other website.

We use two types of cookie:

  • 'session cookies' last as long as your current visit to the site, or for up to a limited amount of time if you keep the site open without using it. They mean you don't have to keep re-submitting information as you move through the site or carry out transactions.
  • 'persistent cookies' remember information from previous visits, for example names and details for online forms. They are used to collect anonymous statistics about how many people use the site, and to maintain any settings (such as accessibility) you have changed.

You can change your computer settings at any time to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies. How you do this depends on your web browser...

Find out more at www.aboutcookies.org

The cookies we use

__KBCookie__/...

Note that the name of this cookie contains the path to your presense (eg __KBCookie__/matt/bootstrap4/ This cookie lasts for the current session.It stores a shortlist ID, which is passed to the server to get the current session shortlist.

__KBLoggedIn__

This cookie lasts for the current session.It stores a simple true/false for whether or not you have successfully logged in.

kbroker_presence_controller

Max-Age : 1 yearThis cookie stores the user's response to the cookie consent message.This cookie is also used to store the Accessibility settings (contrast mode and / or text size) if they are set. NOTE: on the old wireframe, default Accessibility settings are written to this cookie on first page load.

JSESSIONID

This cookie lasts for the current session.It is generated by the Tomcat Servlet container, and used for session management for HTTP protocol. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol there is no way for a Web Server to relate two separate requests coming from the same client and Session management is the process to track user session using different session management techniques like Cookies and URL Rewriting.The cookie stores a generated ID that is read by the server in subsequent HTTP requests.

PHPSESSID

This cookie lasts for the current session.It is generated by the web server, and used for session management for HTTP protocol. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol there is no way for a Web Server to relate two separate requests coming from the same client and Session management is the process to track user session using different session management techniques like Cookies and URL Rewriting.The cookie stores a generated ID that is read by the server in subsequent HTTP requests.

Google Analytics Cookies

__utmb lasts 30 minutes used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends
__utmz lasts 6 months used to track where a visitor came from
__utmc last for current session used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends
__utmt lasts 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
__utma lasts 2 years tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit

After first loading, several targeted advertising cookies are then written by Google

ShareThis Cookies

__stid lasts 1 year monitors “user-activity”, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc.The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent.
__stidv lasts 1 year monitors “user-activity”, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc.The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent.