Cookies

Cookie Policy

A cookie, also known as a browser cookie or web cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser.

While a user is browsing a website. They are used by us to help our users navigate the Academy website and perform certain functions within the web pages. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.

How We Use Them

The Academy website uses Google Analytics, a service that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.

To gather statistical information, Google Analytics use ‘performance cookies’. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, whether they have been to the site before and how long they remain on each page.

These cookies do not collect personal data. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and only used to improve how a website works.

Disabling Cookies

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Links To Other Websites

Our website may occasionally offer links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this statement. You should exercise caution and look at the statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics The cookies used by Google Analytics are:

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Share Count _atuvc Connected with the ‘Add This function’ associated with, for example, the Bookmark and Share icon. Cookie is removed after 48 hours.
User login sessions RequestVerificationTokenLW_ Required for retaining user login sessions. May be used when, for example, an admin user logs in via ‘Admin’.
User recognition -BIGipServerPOOL-162.13.96.97-80

 

Erasure of this cookie prevents the website recognising the user. Temporary cookie file which is erased once the web browser is closed.
Inactivity Last Activity

 

 

Measures the period of user inactivity when logged into the Fluency CMS. Cookie is removed once browser is closed.
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.