Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive when visiting certain websites that are designed to store information for your next visit. They contain personal information that third parties may potentially use. Most Internet browser default settings are configured to allow cookies. These browser settings can be changed to automatically block all cookies or to allow or block certain types of cookie depending on who issued them. However, blocking all cookies makes some websites unusable.
Each Internet browser has its own cookie management settings. To find out how to change your cookie preferences, click on the relevant link below for instructions on accessing your browser’s cookie management settings:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Operational cookies chosen by the user:
- Language – langPrompt. Expiry time: 1 month.
- Login – wordpress_logged_in_[hash]. Expiry time: session.
- Cookie Preferences – cookie_notice_accepted. Expiry time: 1 month.
Cookies for visitor measurement:
- Google Analytics:
_ga – used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years.
_gid – used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours
_gat_UA-182594844-1 – used to throttle request rate. Expiry time: session.
Secure cookies linked to the website:
- Session_id for each Internet user who opens the website (Session ID)
IUF SEPTEMBER 2020