What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. when does it expire), and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
There are different types of cookies including:
- Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
- Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
- Statistical cookies (also known as analytics cookies) help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
- Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Please note that we do not use marketing cookies as of present.
|PHPSESSID||To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed in a different page.||Upon session closed||Necessary|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow or reject cookies.||Upon session closed||Necessary|
|_ga||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.||2 years||Analytics|
Opting out of cookies means that you may not be able to take full advantage of our website’s features. To find out more information about cookies, including how to adjust your browser settings, finding or deleting cookies on your hard drive or opting out, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, across all websites not just ours, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you have any questions about the cookies used on this website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.