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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
To help make this website work properly, to enhance your experience on the site and to help us learn what information and content interests you, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This notice provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website..

What is a Cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, to develop a record of a user’s online activity.  Cookies may be delivered in a first-party (set by our website) or third-party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with emails you receive from Blakes.

Cookies Used on This Site 

  1. Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential for enabling your movement around our website, allowing access to certain areas of the site that require a log-in, ensuring security of the website, remembering your preferences and ensuring that the website content is delivered to you in an optimal format (e.g. mobile or desktop). These cookies cannot be disabled. The table below provides more information about these cookies.
    Provider Name Description Duration
    Kentico CMSCookieLevel Specifies which cookies are allowed by the visitor. 1 year
    Kentico ASP.NET_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons. Until session end
    Kentico CMSCsrfCookie 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. Until session end
    Kentico CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. 1 year
    Kentico CMSMobileRedirected Indicates if the visitor has been redirected to the mobile version of the website by the Mobile device redirection web part. Until session end
    Kentico CMSCurrentTheme Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows. 1 day
    Kentico CMSForumPostAnswer Keeps a list of Question-Answer forum posts in which the user voted for an answer to prevent repeated votes. 1 month
    Kentico CMSVotedPolls Keeps a list of polls where the user voted to prevent repeated votes. 1 year
    Kentico CMSRatedDocuments Keeps a list of pages that the user rated to prevent repeated votes. 1 year
    Kentico CMSShowDesktopVersion Indicates that the visitor has switched to the desktop (default) version of the website from a specific device profile. 1 year
    Kentico CMSWindowsUser Stores information for users who were imported from an Active Directory domain during authentication. Until session end
    Kentico .ASPXFORMSAUTH Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using forms authentication. Until session end
  2. Analytics Cookies. We use analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors access and use our website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how many people visit our website, how our website is being used, what information and content is most popular, how visitors arrive at our website and where they go after visiting our website. The following table has more information about these cookies.
    Provider Name Description Duration
    Kentico VisitorStatus Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. 20 years
    Kentico Source Stores the channel which the user came from (e.g., email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). 50 years
    Kentico Campaign  Stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor. 50 years
    Kentico TrackedCampaigns Stores all the web analytics Campaigns, which should be tracked within a JavaScript snippet. 50 years
    Kentico UrlReferrer Stores the URL referrer from which the user arrives on the website. 1 day
    Kentico CurrentContact Stores the GUID of the contact related to the current site visitor. Used to track activities on the website. 50 years
    Kentico CMSAB<ABtestname> Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. Stores the name of the page variant assigned to the visitor, the list of performed conversions and information whether visitor is included in A/B testing specified by an A/B test. 2 months
    Kentico CMSMVT<mvtestname> Stores the combination of variants assigned to the visitor by an MVT test. Used to track conversions for the test and maintain consistent page content for the visitor. 1 month
    Kentico CMSNoTestMVT<templateid> Stores the currently selected MVT combination for editors in the administration interface. 1 month
    Kentico CMSBodyClass Body element class to provide accessibility standards. 50 years
    Kentico CMSEd<GUID>Current Stores the current step of Wizard layout web parts. 1 day
    Kentico CMSUserPage Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics and activities. 20 minutes
    Kentico __openid_selector_* Stores OpenId user identification for authentication purposes. 1 year
    Kentico CMSLandingPageLoaded Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor.  20 minutes
    AddThis ssc / ssh / sshs / __atuvc / di2 / uid / ouid / loc / um / mus / uvc / vc / na_id     This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. 13 months
    AddThis __atuvs The AddThis cookie is is associated with the ‘share buttons’ where a user can email or share a link of a post to their friends. 30 minutes
    Google _ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
    Google _gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
    Google _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
    Google 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
    Google _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

How to Control and Delete Cookies 

  1. Consent Tool. Our cookie consent tool can be utilized to control analytics cookies set by Essential cookies cannot be disabled. 

  2. Using Your Browser. Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.