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How Cookies Are Used on this Site

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive

This site uses three types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the web site and use its features, such as remembering that you have signed in. Without these cookies some services cannot be provided.

Functional cookies: These cookies allow the web site to remember choices you have made.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a web site works.

We don't use Tracking cookies on the Adviser Office Extranet.  (That type of cookie tracks you across multiple web sites for advertising purposes.)

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Type of cookie


Expiry period

ASP.NET _SessionId Strictly Necessary Session Cookie When browser closes
.ASPXAUTH Strictly Necessary Authorisation Cookie When browser closes
.ASPROLES Strictly Necessary Protected secure areas When browser closes
various Performance Google Analyitics Cookies * various
various Performance Performance cookies used by RSS
widget to display the blog **
civicCookieControl Functional Hides the cookie control reminder 2 years


* Google Analytics uses several cookies these are documented on the Google web site.
** The blog feed on the home page is displayed by an RSS widget on that stores performance cookies. 

We may access cookies stored on your computer when you visit our web site or when you open an email from us. We are able to do this by including web beacons (also known as clear GIFs or web bugs) in our emails. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your computer but, by communicating with our cookies on your computer they can tell us when you have opened emails from us and what pages you look at.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or tracking cookies.

To delete cookies or web beacons that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies or web beacons. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Our goal is to respect your privacy. To help us improve our privacy practices please contact us, we welcome your comments and queries.

If you would like more information about cookies, you might like to visit the Information Commission Office web site.

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