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1. What are “cookies”?

When you visit this website, it will store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of “cookies”. These “cookies” are very small text files that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

The information is used mostly in order to make this site work as you would expect. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some cookies. However, please be advised that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of this site and the services that we are able to offer.

2. Can cookies harm my computer or mobile device?

No. Cookies cannot harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

3. What cookies are on this website?

Sections 3.1 to 3.4 below describe the cookies which are installed upon this website. If you review these, and decide that you would prefer us not to use cookies, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software - for further information, see section 4 below.

3.1 Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are always active, and are necessary for this website to function. They cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

HostCookie nameDurationDescription
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www.castings.plc.ukARRAffinitySameSiteSession onlyset by the Azure infrastructure to help load balance your application.
www.castings.plc.ukARRAffinitySession onlyset by the Azure infrastructure to help load balance your application.
www.polaris.brighterir.comAWSALBCORS6 daysThis cookie is managed by AWS and is used for load balancing.
www.castings.plc.ukcmp3 monthsUsed to manage the cookie policy acceptability the user has selected.
www.castings.plc.uk__RequestVerificationToken30 minsThis is an anti-forgery cookie designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website.
www.castings.plc.ukASP.NET_SessionIdSessionsGeneral purpose platform session cookie used to maintain an anonymised user session

3.2 Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site.

All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

These cookies are set by the Google Analytics service, but hosted by Castings.

HostCookie nameDurationDescription
www.castings.plc.uk_gat_gtag_UA_154433346_11 minTargeting/Advertising
www.castings.plc.uk_ga2 yearsA cookie which is used to identify unique users
www.castings.plc.uk_gid1 minto store and count pageviews

3.3 Functional cookies

These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

The site does not currently use functional cookies.

4. More information about cookies

To learn more about cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, please visit or You can also learn how to control cookies on different browsers at, or if you want to know how to delete cookies, visit

If you want to change your current cookie settings, you can reset them by clicking here

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

The Internet Advertising Bureau website (Your Online Choices) which you can visit at allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track ( allow you to tell websites not to track you.

It is noted however that blocking cookies may, on occasion, reduce the functionality of a website or prevent access, depending on the browser options which are selected.