Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are stored by your web browser and often serve crucial functions for websites.

By themselves, cookies are totally harmless, but have got a bad reputation due to some companies (such as Google, Facebook, etc.) using them to track your activities across sites and target advertising.

Our use of cookies on this site

It is our policy to only use cookies that are strictly necessary for our site to operate.

Our cookies typically just contain a randomly generated string that identifies your browser session on our system to enables you to complete activities on the site. For example: so uploaded files are linked to your submission, to navigate through a multi part form, etc.

We do not use any third party cookies for tracking or analytics. All cookies are private to our site (first party cookies), do not store any personally identifiable data, and are never shared with other sites.

Most of our cookies are what is known as "session cookies". These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser.

For logged on services we may use cookies that may have a lifetime of a few weeks to simplify user experience.