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What are cookies?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to remember who you are and a few of your preferences whilst you use the website. Our cookies do not contain any of your personal information and only take up about one thousandth of the space of a single image from a typical digital camera.

The cookies set by us are named JSESSIONID, ECONSLOGON and ECONSUSERPREFS:

Name of Cookie Expires Purpose
JSESSIONID End of session (eg. browser closed) This cookie contains a session key that allows our application to give you an individual user session and remember who you are (if you have logged in) and where you are in any workflow (eg. answering a multi-page questionnaire).
ECONSLOGON End of session (browser close, or logout), or if asked to 'keep me logged in' then +30 years If you have logged in with a username and password, this cookie only stores a unique token that our application uses to identify who you are. It does not store any information that anyone else could use to identify you. This cookie can persist even after the browser has been closed if you tick the 'keep me logged in' checkbox when you log in, allowing you use the application without having to log in again.
ECONSUSERPREFS 1 month This cookie remembers any viewing preferences (eg. how many rows to show on a table etc) so you don't have to set them each time you view information in the application.

These cookies all fall into the "strictly necessary" category of the EU Cookie legislation. This is information that is necessary in order to provide the service that is requested by the visitor.