What are cookies?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
How are cookies used on nlcfn.org.uk?
Remember me on this computer
If you choose this option when logging on, a cookie will be recorded.
In order to recognise you as a logged on visitor, a cookie is written to record an id for the session. This cookie expires when you stop using the site. It does not record any personal information.
Please note: If you disable cookies on your computer, you will not be able to log on.
How to disable cookies
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
Source: The Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/info/cookies