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Privacy Policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given 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 they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them

Our use of Cookies

Cookies for improving our website service:

The VMD website sets a cookie to enable you to complete tasks without re-entering information.

  • Name: ASP.Net_SessionId
  • Typical content: randomly generated key
  • Expires: when user exits browser

Google Analytics sets cookies to help  us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage.  This is to ensure that the service is fast and available when you want it.

  • Name: _utma
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: 2 years
  • Name: _utmb
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: 30 minutes
  • Name: _utmc
  • Typical content: randomly generated number
  • Expires: when user exits browser
  • Name: _utmz
  • Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
  • Expires: 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to theGoogle Code Website

Last Updated: 24 May 2011
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