Cookie Policy

NDTMS.net puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
  • Store values to ensure a user friendly experience whilst browsing the site

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on NDTMS.Net

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use NDTMS.Net. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on NDTMS.net
  • how long you spend on each NDTMS.net page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit NDTMS.Net by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit NDTMS.Net by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to NDTMS.Net or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on NDTMS.Net 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser When you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached NDTMS.Net (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Registered User Survey (NDTMS.net)

When you login to the site for the second time you will be presented with a short survey to complete, closing or completing this survey sets a cookie so that the survey does not display for the remaining time you are browsing the site.

If you do not complete the survey the next time you login the survey will display again, after your third login having not completed the survey it will no longer be displayed

Name Purpose Expires
surveyDisplayed tells the application that survey has been displayed and/or completed so that it does not display again during the browsing session When you close your browser

Registered User Survey (ViewIt)

When visit the ViewIt tool for the second time and navigate away from it you will be presented with a short survey to complete, closing or completing this survey sets a cookie so that the survey does not display for the remaining time you are browsing the site

If you do not complete the survey the next time you visit ViewIt and navigate away the survey will display again, after your third visit to ViewIt having not completed the survey it will no longer be displayed

Name Purpose Expires
viewItSurveyDisplayed tells the application that survey has been displayed and/or completed so that it does not display again during the browsing session When you close your browser

Our Accept Cookies Agreement Message

When you initially visit the site you will be required to agree to our cookie policy by stating your understanding, a message will displayed informing you of how we use cookies on the site, a button is provided to confirm that you understand.

Name Purpose Expires
cb-enabled Confirms that the user understand how we use cookies and stops the message from displaying 1 year

Login to the web application and verification of user

When you login two cookies are set one which confirms that you are currently logged in and the other that the current session belongs to you, the second is there to prevent a malicious user from being able to hijack your session this is by using a randomly generated token, when someone tries to hijack the session a new token is generated which does not match the token on your pc this to prevent them from using your session.

The login cookie contains your username (email address), password and the value of the "Remember me" checkbox in an encrypted value field, the date on which the cookie will expire (the login cookie is set to expire when you logout or close your browser), The domain that the cookie is associated with for NDTMS.Net the value of this is .ndtms.net, the date on which the cookie was created and whether the connection require SSL i.e. could only be accessed at a https adddress.

The login cookie on NDTMS.Net also controls access to the Discussion Forum.

Name Purpose Expires
.AspNet.External This is login cookie which stores your encrypted login credentials and confirms that you are currently logged into NDTMS.Net When you close your browser
_RequestVerificationToken stores a randomly generated security token used to associate that user with their currently logged in session, used to prevent session hijacking by malicious users When you close your browser