A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use the following cookies:
1. PHP/Wordpress: These are session cookies used by the web server software to keep track of when users are logged in and out, and also information relating to their current browser session – e.g. transaction details when purchasing products.
2. Google Analytics: These provide anonymous information to us about who is using our site and how they are using it, such as which countries visitors have come from and which pages they visit. This helps us to improve our website. You can opt out of this tracking by following instructions given by Google.
3. Facebook/Twitter/Google+1: These cookies may be set to enable the ‘Like’ functionality.
4. YouTube/SlideShare/Scribd: We embed YouTube videos and presentations from SlideShare and Scribd on our site which may set cookies as part of their embed functionality.
Cookies and Personal Information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Changing Cookie Settings
Cookies can be disabled for specific (or all) sites using the settings within your browser. Note that this may stop websites from working properly as cookies are an important part of how websites work. The following links will provide information on changing these settings for specific browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260971
Safari (iOS): http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1677
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