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Use of cookies by the SEC

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




Universal Analytics (Google)



These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
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This cookie stores session data during a user's website visit.
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This cookie is used for managing browsing sessions. It enables keeping the web browser traffic assigned to single server.



This cookie is used by the Application Gateway in addition to ApplicationGatewayAffinity to maintain sticky session even on cross-origin requests.



This cookie is used for internal use of the application to determine whether a page is shown in full screen mode.



How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the 'C' icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to 'On' or 'Off', then clicking 'Save and close'. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

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To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit