Last updated 9 July 2020
A cookie is a file containing an identifier that a web server sends to a web browser. The identifier is a string of letters and numbers. The browser stores the cookie. The browser sends the identifier back to the server each time the browser requests a page.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. The web browser stores persistent cookies. They remains valid until their set expiry date. That is unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. When you close your web browser all session cookies expire.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. We may link cookie information to personal information that we store about you.
Cookies that I use
- Authentication – to identify you when you visit my website. Also as you navigate my website.
- Status – to help me to determine if you are logged into my website.
- Personalisation – to store information about your preferences. Also to personalise the website for you.
- Security – as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts. This includes preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website.
- Analysis – to help me to analyse the use and performance of my website.
Cookies used by my service providers
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can get up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on my website.
I used a template from SEQ Legal to create the first version of this policy.