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We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites save to your computer. The cookies used don’t contain any of your personal information, and we can’t use them to find out who you are.

A cookie often includes a randomly generated number which is stored on your device. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website.

Use of Cookies

On this web site web usage analysis software is used. This software stores cookies on the visitor’s computer in order to obtain the visitor’s IP address, browser type, computer data and data related to the visit of this web site. The data shall be used to record and analyse visits to this web site and shall not be used to personally identify the visitor.

We use session cookies for our download section, which are temporary cookies and are deleted after a specified time (see table below).

Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but some browsers allow you to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish. This will however affect your ability to complete restricted areas of our website. Browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies may be found on the corresponding application websites.

Cookies are NOT viruses. Cookies use a plain text format. They are not compiled pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing. Accordingly, they cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they fall outside the standard virus definition.

Cookies

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
Google Analytics
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Downloads
latch_public Valid for 30 days  Used to store access permission to the downloads.