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We use cookies to authenticate users, so we know who you are and that you’re allowed to access the pages you’re trying to use.


This cookie is used to store details about who you are as a user. Its content is encrypted so any personal data stored within the cookie isn’t accessible by unauthorised users. The cookie has the following details:

  • Cookie Name - “AIM_Auth*”

  • Content - Encrypted

  • Expiry Time - 7 Days


This cookie is destroyed at the end of your browsing session (When you close all tabs) after you log out.


This cookie is used to prevent a common form of attack called request forgery. It has the following details:

  • Cookie Name - “.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.*” (Where * is a randomly generated set of characters)

  • Content - Encrypted

  • Expiry Time - End of browsing session


This maintains a higher level of security for users.

Application Insights#

The website uses Application Insights, a web analytics service provided by Microsoft, Inc. (“Microsoft”). Application Insights uses “cookies”, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Microsoft on servers in the “UK South” region. Microsoft will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Microsoft may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Microsoft’s behalf.

More information about the Application Insights service can be found here.

The cookies’ details are below:

  • Cookie Name - “ai_user”

  • Expiry Time - 1 year from the date you first access the system

  • Cookie Name - “ai_session”

  • Expiry Time - End of browsing session


This allows us to ensure we are providing the best service possible and pro-actively solve any common issues that users might be experiencing without you needing to report it to us.


The website uses a Temporary Data store cookie to store data between requests and redirects. This is used to provide functionality such as the success messages after you complete an action.

  • Cookie Name - “.AspNetCore.Mvc.CookieTempDataProvider”

  • Content - The temp data that is needed for this request. Usually a small general piece of information. The content is encrypted.

  • Expiry Time - The content only lasts for one request and then it is removed.