What are Cookies?

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."

When do we set Cookies?

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.

What about 3rd Party Cookies?

Nope. By using this website no third party cookies will be set. That said, by following a external link on this site we no longer have control over the cookies which are set and you must read the linked websites cookie policy for information. We do not accept any responsibility for the content, features or functions of sites externally linked to.

So what Cookies do you set?

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'

Where can I find more information?

The website gives plenty of nice information about of how to control and delete cookies.

Last Updated: 17th January 2017 by Joseph S. Smith