According to the Information Commissioner's Office cookies are described as:
"...a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions."
If you are simply browsing our website then don't worry we haven't set any cookies. We will only set cookies when you attempt to login via the volunteers page. Note though that even if you are unsuccessful in logging in we will still set cookies.
We set two cookies, which both have the same function - to keep you logged in. These cookies are what are called 'session cookies' they are deleted when you close your browser or after a set amount of time (which ever is shorter). More information is found below:
|Cookie Name||Cookie Function||Expires||Example of content|
|PHPSESSID||Helps keep track of the type of user (volunteer, committee member, etc.) you are.||At the end of your session i.e. when you close your browser.||'afj098j3wlkjasd9f8uljag'|
|Loggedin||Allows us to keep track if you have or have not attempted to login.||At the end of your session i.e. when you close your browser.||'yes'|
The website http://www.aboutcookies.org/ gives plenty of nice information about of how to control and delete cookies.
Last Updated: 17th January 2017 by Joseph S. Smith