What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files stored on a person’s computer, mobile phone or tablet, which allow a website to recognise and track users. To find out more please visit allaboutcookies for more information.
Websites set cookies to help authenticate a user when they log in to a secure area of the website. Login information is stored in a cookie so the user can enter and leave the website without having to re-enter the same information over and over.
The cookies on this website break down into 3 categories:
These are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages. Cookies tell the server what pages to show the user so the user doesn’t have to remember or start navigating the site all over again.
Some cookies act as a sort of “bookmark” within a website.
On your first visit, the website is presented to you in default mode. During your visit, you select your preferences and these preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site.
A persistent cookie enables a website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience of services or functions offered.
A third party cookie is issued by a different server to that of the domain being visited. It could be used to trigger a banner advert based on the visitor’s viewing habits. Or to help the website collect information on how their information is being used/viewed.
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