What Is A ‘Cookie’?
Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer which hold data specific to a particular user and website. This enables the server to deliver a page tailored to a specific visitor.
What Is A ‘Session’ Cookie?
Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when the Web browser is closed or the computer is otherwise turned off. When the browser is restarted and the visitor returns to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognise the visitor. The user would then need to log back in again, whereby a new session cookie is generated and stored until the browser is closed once again. Session cookies are good for collecting statistical information and improving navigation.
What Is A ‘Persistent’ Cookie?
Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s hard drive until it expires (they are set with expiration dates) or until the user manually deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to identify information about the user – user preferences, web surfing behaviour, and retrieving information such as login passwords, for example. Our site uses persistent cookies.
Google tracking cookies are used on these webpages. We use these cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about our site visitors – how visitors have found the site, the number of visitors to the site and the pages they have visited. This is all collected anonymously and allows us to improve the usability of our site.
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