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 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 to 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.
Cookies on this site
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. All of these cookies are know as Third Party Cookies
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.
Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
The cookies on this site:
This cookie is used by our cookie control tool to store your cookie preference. It simply stores a "yes" or "no", depending on whether you choose to accept or deny cookies on the site.
This is used to store the tweets that are retrieved from the Twitter API, this allows for faster page loading upon your next visit.
This stores the number of tweets retrieved.
Used to check whether a user is logged into the site.
Cookie control bar
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector;
in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to view our emdeded twitter feed.