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.

We use two types of cookie on our websites:

  • First party cookies - these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to support the functionality of our websites.
  • Third party cookies - these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

First party (SIA) cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Online notification form cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is set only for those people using the ACS Online Achievement Record. It allows the system to identify you on the server, so that you can move from page to page and still remain within your achievement record. No personal information is stored. When you close your browser.
Portal session cookie _sn This cookie is set only for those people using our licensing portal. It allows the system to identify you on the server. When you close your browser.
Portal routing cookie BIGipServersia-portal This cookie is set only for those people using our licensing portal. It is used to increase website resilience and performance. It does not collect any personal information, and only serves to notify network devices of fast and healthy routes to the website. When you close your browser.
Third party cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expires
Google Analytics _utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz
These cookies are set for anyone using our websites. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites, which we use to help improve them. 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. 2 years (_utma)

30 minutes (_utmb)

When you close your browser (_utmc)

6 months (_utmz)
Cookie acceptance cookie cc_cookie_accept This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website. Setting this cookie means that we won't have to keep asking your permission to use cookies every time you visit one of our sites. No personal information is stored. 1 year

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org- this link opens in a new 

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