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NPL Cookies Policy

A 'cookie' is a small text file that is delivered by our website server onto your computer whilst you visit our website, which can be used at a later time by the website to identify particular devices and thereby remember your website preferences and log in details.

Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our website, or a user's general location.

At NPL we use cookies to help the basic working of the site and identify improvements for our users’ experience

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required to make the site work and provide you with the services you are using.

Performance cookies

These collect information about how visitors use the website, this is information is used to improve the site by telling us information like the popular pages and how quick the pages are. They can also show us how a visitor finds what they are looking for so we can improve navigation. They do not collect personal information.

Functionality cookies 

These enable us to remember the cookie choices you make on the web site, individuals returning to the website and recognising the geographic location of visitors.

Analytics Cookies
NPL use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight on how our website is being used.

Marketing cookies 

NPL does not use marketing cookies.


What cookies do we use?

 Name Product Expiration   Location Type Details
ASP.NET_SessionId NPL site Session (expires when the browser is shut down) local Neccessary Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.
CMSCsrfCookie NPL site Session local Neccessary Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery.
CMSLandingPageLoaded NPL site 1 day local Performance Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. Expires after 20 minutes and the expiration period of the key is renewed every time the website is accessed again.
CMSUserPage NPL site 1 day local Performance Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities.
VisitorStatus NPL site 20 years local Performance Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics.
CMSPreferredCulture NPL site 1 year local Functionality The cookie determines the preferred language and country-setting of the visitor - This allows the web site to show content most relevant to that region and language.
CurrentContact NPL site 20 years local Analytics Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website.
accepted-cookies NPL site 5 years local Functionality Indicates whether the visitor has accepted NPL's cookies on the site
_ga Google Analytics 2 years local Performance Used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website.
_gid Google Analytics 24 hours local Performance Collect information about how visitors use our website. This cookie collects information anonymously, including the number of visitors to our website.
_gat Google Analytics 24 hourss local Performance

This cookie does not store any user information; it is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

collect Google Analytics Session local Analytics Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour.

For more information on how NPL protects our visitors information view our Privacy policy.

Our use of cookies

We use necessiary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences. We do not use cookies for marketing purposes.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. 

In order to provide complete functionality, this web site needs your explicit consent to store browser cookies. If you don't allow cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the web site including but not limited to: log in, buy products, see personalized content, switch between site cultures. It is recommended that you allow all cookies.

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