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This site does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set as a result of visiting this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this with your browser settings. The Help menu within your browser should tell you how to do this. Useful information about cookies and how to control them on a wide variety of browsers can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This site uses a limited number of third party suppliers to provide specific functionality and these cookies are included in the list below. Further information on the nature of the information collected and the options you have to control these are provided as links in this list.

Cookie Name Purpose
JSESSIONID

Used to store a unique random identifier for each visit to this website. No other information is written to this cookie on your computer/device. This cookie is required by the webserver software to remember certain settings such as whether you have logged into the site. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser and all information stored against this unique identifier is automatically deleted from the server 30 minutes after your last access of the website. This cookie is essential to ensure that all website functionality is available to you. For normal visitors no information will be stored in the session and will only be used for administrative access to the CMS (i.e. only used for site administration).

Cookies

Used by the site to store the fact you have implicitly agreed to having cookies set on your machine by proceeding past the warning notification. This cookie is set each time you view any page on a site, and expires 90 days after the date you last visited the site.

forum_order

Used to remember whether you have chosen to view forum threads ordered from newest-oldest posts instead of oldest-newest (the default). This thread is set only when you have selected a “Change to chronological”/”Change to reverse chronological” link on a forum thread page, and persists for 60 days from the date/time it’s first set.

UserValidated
UserChecksum

Part of the site’s single sign-on integration with FM World. If you have signed in via FM World and are initially not logged into BIFM (as these are different systems), the website will detect and authenticate you and supply a “logged in” status for the website by setting these cookies.
These cookies are set when logged into FM World and subseequently accessing the BIFM website, they will expire as soon as you close your browser.

ASPSESSIONID*

This cookie is set by the members integration system when you log into the members area, to track the fact you have logged in. This cookie is set by a third party system and it expires as soon as your browser is closed. This cookie is REQUIRED to enable access to the members areas.

CreateUser

This cookie is set by the members integration system when you view the “register as a user” page. This cookie is set by a third party system and it expires as soon as your browser is closed. This cookie is REQUIRED to register as a user of the BIFM website but not as a member.

Type

This cookie is set by the members integration system when you view the “register as a user” page. This cookie is set by a third party system and it expires as soon as your browser is closed. This cookie is REQUIRED to register as a user of the BIFM website but not as a member.

Version

Set by Integra’s OLS (the CRM system’s web front-end) when you attempt to log into the members area. As this cookie is set by a third party system it is impossible for us to specify under exactly which conditions it is set, but it appears to expire as soon as your browser is closed.

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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie
http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

ASP.NET_SessionId

Set by SiteImprove (a third-party site analytics system – see siteimprove.com for more information). it is set by viewing any page on the site, and will expire as soon as your browser is closed.

nmstat

Set by SiteImprove (a third-party site analytics system – see siteimprove.com for more information). it is set by viewing any page on the site, and will expire approximately 45 months (3 years, 9 months).

SESS*

Set by OpenTracker (see www.opentracker.net for more information). It will expire approximately 24 days after it is first set.

machine-id
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_otui

Set by OpenTracker. They are set by viewing any page on the site and will expire on 31st December 2023.

_ots
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_otpe

Set by OpenTracker. They are set by viewing any page on the site and will expire approximately half an hour later.

has_js

Set by OpenTracker.net, to record the fact that the current browser supports javascript. It is set by viewing any page on the site and will expire as soon as your browser is closed.

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