On the HFMA website, we use a selection of cookies to help improve website functionality. A cookie is a small text file which the website places on your computer's hard drive, should it have permission to do so. The cookie then helps analyse web traffic, enables certain essential website functions, or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Some of the cookies are required for the website to function normally for users. Other cookies are required for allowing HFMA members and associates to login to the members area, and stay logged in if the 'remember details' option is selected.
We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for website traffic analysis purposes. It is completely anonymous and we do not collect any personally identifiable information from this data.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling website functionality and allowing us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and some areas of the website may not function correctly.
The table below explains the type of cookies that are used on the HFMA website and a brief explanation of what they do.
|Cookie name||Data||Purpose of this cookie||Lifespan|
|_utma||Tracking ID||Checks if the user has visited the website before, and records the total number of visits.||Infinite|
|_utmb||Timestamp||Records when a user leaves the site to record the total time spent on the HFMA website.||Browsing Session|
|_utmc||Timestamp||Records when a user leaves the site to record the total time spent on the HFMA website.||Browsing Session|
|_utmz||Tracking ID||Tracks the user's browsing path and the way they found the HFMA website.||6 Months|
|_utmv||Tracking ID||Helps create reports for website use.||Infinite|
|ASP.NET_SessionID||Session ID||Stores server-side information. Required for the website to function correctly.||Browsing Session|
|.ASPXAUTH||Login Data (Encrypted)||Saves user login data for use throughout the HFMA website to keep users logged in.||Browsing Session|
|CMSAUTHTOKEN||User ID (Encrypted)||Saves user login data for use throughout the HFMA website to keep users logged in.||Browsing Session|
|CMS_TimeZoneOffset||Timezone||Saves the time zone for the current user.||Browsing Session|
|ASP.NET_SessionID||Tracking ID||FSD Website only: This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).||Browsing Session|
|SF-TokenID||User ID||FSD Website only: This cookie is created on login to store if you have selected to '||6 Months|
|.SFROLES-HFMA||Tracking ID||FSD Website only: This cookie is created on login allow users to view relevant content associated with their region.||6 Months|
|FedAuth||Tracking ID||FSD Website only: This cookie assists with login.||12 Hours|
|FedAuth1||Tracking ID||FSD Website only: This cookie assists with login.||12 Hours|