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How cookies are used on this site:
Cookie Name Description/Purpose Expiration
.AspNet.ApplicationCookie Contains an encrypted authentication ticket When you close your browser
__RequestVerificationToken Used to ensure same destination for GET/POST methods. Used to prevent click jacking and phishing type attack vectors When you close your browser
ContextLanguageCode Used to store the configured language code for the user When you close your browser
ARRAffinity Azure Web App Affinity - used to ensure an affinity of requests to an Azure Web App Resource When you close your browser
ARRAffinitySameSite Azure Web App Affinity - used to ensure an affinity of requests to an Azure Web App Resource When you close your browser
ASP.NET_SessionId Session Identifier When you close your browser
Dynamics365PortalAnalytics Used to carry out page tracking - no personal data is stored Circa 90 days
consentCookie Used to store cookie consent. Created when the user hides the cookie banner. Circa 30 days
isDSTObserved Stores a value to indicate if the current moment is in daylight saving time. When you close your browser
isDSTSupport Indicates whether a specified date and time falls in the range of daylight saving time. When you close your browser
timeZoneCode Stores the timezonecode field value of CRM timezonedefintion entity for the current timezone. When you close your browser
timezoneoffset Stores the timezone difference between UTC and Local Browser. When you close your browser
adxPreviewUnpublishedEntities Stores preview ON/OFF mode in classic CMS for portal administrators. When you close your browser
adx-notifcation Used in entity form actions to store alert message to be shown on redirection. When you close your browser
_ga These help us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you have visited before 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days