What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information stored in a text file on your computer used to identify that browser whilst interacting with a website. They are generally used to store information about your visit to that website, allowing it to know when you return or remember details about your visit.
Get the full lowdown on Cookies at AboutCookies.org.
What do we use them for?
We use different types of cookies for several purposes, which are exclusively:
- Google Analytics cookies, to check on browser information, what you’re looking at, where you’ve come from and the session state
- Session cookies – Maintaining your “logged-in” session using PHP session variables across the White Orca site & White Orca applications available through the site. This ensures the security of you & your information. A PHP session creates a unique ID which can be stored in a cookie, or maintained in the URL. This unique ID is kept alive by your current internet browser session & can be discarded by simply closing your browser
Can you turn them off?
You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use White Orca applications or services that require you to “login”
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