The User Settings can be checked in the GB Half Hourly system by first clicking on your user name in the Banner as shown in the picture below.



This screen below will then be opened where you can save your preferences for Local, Time Zone and Session inactivity timer.

  • Locale will set your preference for Date and Number formats.  
    • For example: 

      • If you have UK settings on your computer and in Excel, you will have "." as the decimal separator. 
      • If you have Norway as your Locale setting the system would use "," as decimal separator and not read your values from the UK formatted Excel sheet as numbers.
      • You would then need to change the Locale setting to United Kingdom, so that the system settings are aligned with your local computer settings. 
  • Time Zone can be e, either CET/CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time) or GMT/BST (Greenwich Mean Time / British Summer Time).  
    • The time zone influences:
      •  The start and stop times used for entering block orders.
      •  In the Excel-template an additional field is required for specifying the relevant time zone for the orders
      •  The time in the application bar will show which time zone that is selected.
  • Session -  The inactivity timeout can be enabled or disabled with this checkbox,
    • The platform has an automatically timeout if the user has been inactive for 15 minutes.
    • The inactivity timeout can be disabled from the User Settings as shown below (unselect the Timeout setting to disable).


To save your settings, the click on the Close button in the upright corner.  

  • Settings are saved in your browser for your next session
    Note: These settings are browser, only.  On a different browser, or a different computer, these settings will use default values.