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Who Are We? operate 3 websites from the UK that provide support and resources for school science technicians (, and For more information please visit our Privacy Policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Websites use them to store small pieces of data during your visit. They are often required to make the website work correctly but they can also be used to anonymously monitor your activity on the site. This helps website owners optimise the website and make sure it is providing the right services for you.

You can control what types of cookies are set on your computer in your browser cookie settings. This article from Google Support explains how:

We only uses cookies that are essential to the website's functionality and Google Universal Analytics cookies so we can anonymously gather statistics on how the website is being used to help us improve the services we offer. No personal data is ever present in our cookies. We also do not set any third party cookies other than Google Universal Analytics.

Cookies We Use

The table below details the cookies we use across our websites.

Cookie Name Description Where Used
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie contains a unique session ID that allows the website to communicate correctly with the server as you browse pages during your visit. This is an essential cookie and without it the website would not function correctly.
xf_session This cookie is set by our community forum software XenForo. It is a unique session identifier that is required for the Community to work correctly.
_ga This is a Google Universal Anaytics cookie that is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
_gid This is a Google Universal Anaytics cookie which appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
_gat_gtag_UA_15686356_1 This is a Google Universal Anaytics cookie that indicates which property ID to send metrics to. The UA_15686356_1 property ID is shared by and
_gat_gtag_UA_113169844_1 This is a Google Universal Anaytics cookie that indicates which property ID to send metrics to. The UA_113169844_1 property ID is unique to

If you have any questions about our cookies please email

This policy was last updated on 02/05/2019.