New EU regulations have been passed which require website owners to provide users with information regarding the use of cookies on their websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are created and stored on your computer, smart phone or tablet when you enter a website or perform a specific action on a website.

They are used for various reasons including providing users with an improved experience or to speed up performance.

Many websites (including the site) use cookies to remember that you’ve visited the site before. This can for example remove the need for you to re-enter data that you’ve input previously.

Can cookies be turned off?

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser. However doing so may have an impact on the experience you receive and may mean that some of the features of the website do not function.

The exact process for disabling cookies will depend on the browser you are using. Please consult your browser’s help function or the manufacturers documentation for information on how to disable cookies.

Cookies on the website

Listed below are each of the cookies used on our site, the cookie’s name and its purpose.

Cookie name Purpose
FOSWIKIPREF Store user interface preferences such as language choice and presentation theme
FOSWIKISID Stores the unique session key that Foswiki uses to identify your session. This cookie does not hold any personal information, is used mainly for increasing the security of your interactions with the website, and only exists for as long as your session is active
__qca Supports the provision of analytical and reporting information (Google Analytics) regarding use of the website
_pk_id.1.2f00 These cookies support the tracking of user activity on the website. All recorded information is anonymous.

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Topic revision: r2 - 19 Jan 2013, CrawfordCurrie
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