What are cookies?
'Internet cookies' are text files containing small pieces of data (such as a username and password) that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience.
HTTP cookies are built specifically for web browsers to personalise each user’s session. A 'session' just refers to the time you spend on a website.
When you visit a new website, the web server (the remote computer which stores the website’s data) sends a short stream of identifying information to your web browser.
The server only sends the cookie when it wants the web browser to save it. Your web browser will then store it locally (i.e. on your device) to remember who you are.
If you return to that site in the future, your browser will send it back to the server to provide continuity between your sessions. Cookies often have an expiry date, much like real cookies!
This website is built on the 'Joomla' platform. It therefore uses the standard cookie-setting processes that come pre-installed with that open source content management system.
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