Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers sent to your computer when you visit a web site. It’s stored in your web browser (that’s the program you’re using to see this page). Whenever you visit the same web site again, the information stored in the cookie can be retrieved to notify the web site (and only that web site) of your previous activity. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us.

This cookie usage policy should be read in conjunction with the Storm Model Management Privacy Policy ( When you visit, we may store some information commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer.  A cookie helps you get the best out of the website and helps Storm provide you with a more customized service.

About Cookies:

Cookie Purpose Purpose
Essential cookies A site may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services a user has requested or for security purposes. For example, a site may use a cookie for a shopping cart function when a user makes a purchase. In particular, if a user has registered to a site or uses a customer portal. A cookie will be used to authenticate the device that a user is using.
Performance cookies
Performance cookies are set to collect and report on aggregate non-identifiable information, which can then be used to report on the performance of the website and provide insights on how the site is currently used and how it can be improved for your audience
Functional cookies Functional cookies support how a website functions. For example, by identifying a user’s device on a unique but anonymous basis, a website can identify the user’s language preferences.
Third party cookies Third party cookies are placed on a user’s device. These are cookies from an alternative domain to the one the user is visiting. Third party cookies are often allowed by a web browser, however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit or

How we use cookies

This Storm website uses cookies in several places — we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last. “End of session” means the cookie is temporary and will be removed when you close your browser.

Essential cookies for our website



ARRAffinity It is used to aid people who need to stay with a certain instance of our web app or website on our hosting platform and deemed essential to the working of our website End of session
stormCookieMessage Lets us know that you have seen and accepted our cookie message 12 months


Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name, address) so we  cannot identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Name Purpose Expires
-utma This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number works with utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This randomly generated number works with utmb to calculate when you close your browser End of session
_utmz This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
_utmt This cookie holds a random number that is generated the first time someone visits the website. Its sole purpose is to better identify new and unique visitors to the website. 10 minutes

Accepting or Rejecting Cookies

You can accept or reject all or some cookies on our website. Please bear in mind that this could hinder your use of the site, and not all functionality would be necessarily available.

There are various methods that you can use to manage your cookie use:

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on:

These are not used for advertising on other websites and collect anonymous information on pages visited. You can use the browser add-on to manage this for multiple browsers, and can be downloaded from:

You can change your browser settings;

Delete cookies from within the browser you are using.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Data Protection Manager by emailing: