A cookie (also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website.
Cookies are used for two purposes:
- to remember data that you enter in a form (such as the membership application form). This means that if you enter data in one field incorrectly - perhaps you mistype your email and it is rejected - you do not have to re-enter all the other fields in the form. The cookies are destroyed after a day - five minutes for sensitive data.
- to help us track usage of the site. No personal data is stored in the cookies or in our reports. When we generate reports all data is shown aggregated.