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* your current page view
* your status (registered or guest)
It may be stored on your computer but will expire after a reasonable period of time.
Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally, unless you are logged into this site.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
we place is a ‘session cookie’ which are temporary cookie files and are erased when you close your browser.
Type of cookie : Session
Benefit : Once you have logged on with username and password, so you don’t have to do it for every Web page you request from our service.
When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required). A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
External advertisers eg google, amazon may place cookies we do not
control. if you wish to opt out of receiving their adverts, please refer
to your browser settings or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
What a cookie is
A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. This means the website can recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return to the same site.
A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device's hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website.
Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your computer.
Understanding what visitors to the website want to use and not use
Cookies are used to see how many people are looking at specific web pages. This can help organisations make their websites more useful.
Remembering your selections or preferences when looking at information, or using a service
Cookies can allow websites to improve the service you receive and archive what is not used. For example, you could tailor a news website's homepage to only show news from topics you are interested in. The cookie would 'remember' this and the website would present the information you want to see next time you return it.
If you're completing a task, to enable you to complete it without re-entering information you've already given before
Some services need to store a cookie in your computer for them to work.
Managing which adverts you see on websites
For more information on this aspect of third party advertising cookies, and to find out how you can manage the information you receive, visit the 'Your Online Choices' website.
How to manage your cookies
Cookies are sent to your browser (whether you use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome or Safari or any other browser) by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your computer.
Mobile phones - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone's web browser, see your handset manual.
- Note: your browser may store this site and your actions on it in its own cache which is not under the control of this site or its administrators.
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by us to help our users navigate this website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.
- Session Cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities
cookie information http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
ICO regulations: http://www.ico.gov.uk/%7E/media/documents/library/Privacy_and_electronic/Practical_application/advice_on_the_new_cookies_regulations.pdf