Cookies

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. There are also other technologies, for example Google Analytics, which work in similar ways, and which we use for the same reasons.
 
Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies perform important functions without which our website cannot operate properly. The table below gives more information on the specific cookies we use.
 
Cookie Name Purpose Type of Cookie (Session or Persistent) Lifespan 1st or 3rd party? If 3rd party who is setting it?
mbs_session Stores a randomly generated unique reference which allows our web applications to identify visitors. This ensures continuity between each page requested during your visit. Session End Of Session 1st  
XSRF-TOKEN This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks. Session End of session 1st  
MBSID Load balancer sticky session cookie used for server workloads. Session End of session 1st  
__cfduid The_cfduid cookie collects and anonymizes End User IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified.  Persistent 30 days 3rd Cloudflare.com
cookieconsent_status This is set automatically after the cookie banner has been viewed, and the banner will not reappear unless the cookie is deleted. Persistent 5 months 3rd osano.com
Statistical Cookies
Statistical cookies capture anonymous information about how users interact with websites, allowing us to understand which pages are popular. These also help us identify areas of our website where improvements could be made.
 
Cookie Name Purpose Type of Cookie (Session or Persistent) Lifespan 1st or 3rd party? If 3rd party who is setting it?
_ga This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 2 years 3rd Google.com
_gat_gtag_UA_119764117_1,  _gtm_UA_119764117_1 These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 1 minute 3rd Google.com
_gid This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 24 hours 3rd Google.com
__utma This cookie stores the number of visits, the time of your first visit, the previous visit, and your current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 2 Years 3rd Google.com
__utmb This cookie checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 24 hours 3rd Google.com
__utmc This cookie checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 1 hour 3rd Google.com
__utmz This cookie stores where you came from (eg. search engine, search keyword, link). More info: Google’s privacy and security overview. Persistent 6 months 3rd Google.com
Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies are used to track users across websites, with the aim of identifying trends and behaviours that can be used to display advertisements which are more relevant and engaging for the individual user. This in turn makes the advertisements more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. The website does not use marketing cookies.

How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through their respective browser settings. You can find out more about cookies, including how you can check what cookies have been set on your devices, by visiting www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can also find out how you can manage cookies through your browser by visiting the website of your browser provider. Links to the providers of popular browsers are shown below:
You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting Google’s Analytics Opt-Out Page and downloading the add-on for your particular browser.