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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set up optional cookies as explained in section 2. These will only be set up if you accept.

If you click on a cookie, you'll see a short string of text and numbers, this is your identification card, and it can only be seen by the website server that gave you the cookie. You can learn more about cookies on the ICO website.

Use of cookies on this site

We use cookies to monitor page visits to identify the areas that are in higher demands and to fill in forms. Cookies are used to improve services for you, including:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you have already logged in and entered a username and password, so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so that popular services can be made easier and faster to use. This includes statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, it does not identify any individual.
  • Analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better. 

First-party cookies are those that we set directly from RSSB’s websites; third party cookies are cookies that are loaded because of the way we integrate tools and content from other websites. Other than Google Analytics, the only third-party website we use in this way is Sitecore and Hotjar. 

For detailed information about the cookies we use please refer to the table below: 

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
__RequestVerificationToken Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Session HTTP Cookie
ASP.NET_SessionId Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests. Session HTTP Cookie
Cookie Control Civic Cookie Control Strictly necessary cookie. Used by Civic Cookie Control to manage preferences.  Session HTTP Cookie


Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
_ga Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 399 days HTTP Cookie
_ga_6401WVNTE6 Google Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day HTTP Cookie
 SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBEL_COOKIE  Sitecore's analytics cookie. Stores an ID that represents the device (issued by Sitecore) and a true/false value indicating whether visitor classification was guessed (robot or not robot). Used by the tracker to identify a returning contact. Only issued if tracking is enabled.  Session HTTP Cookie 

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, 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, visit or

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For others, visit the browser developer's website. Please be aware that restricting essential cookies may impact the way our website works for you.

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Do we record IP addresses?

This site records your IP (Internet Protocol) address.  Your IP address identifies the computer that you used to register your subscription (where required).  This information is used only to verify the computer that was used to register your subscription.

Each page visited within this site is recorded in a log file.  The contents of the log file are analysed to determine how many visitors we serve, which pages are most frequently viewed and where visitors connect from. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


This Cookie Policy applies to this website. You can find out about how we look after your data in the Privacy Notice.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this statement are welcome and should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer. You can contact the Data Protection Officer at

Changes to our Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. This Cookie Policy includes the date last updated.