Web Cookies are small pieces of data sent from websites and stored in the user's web browser.
There are various types of cookies: session cookies, persistent cookies and others. A session cookie exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. If the browser gets closed the session cookie gets deleted.
When you visit a website that uses persistent cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your electronic device. The next time you visit that website, your computer/tablet/phone checks to see if the website stored such a cookie in your browser from previous visits. The site then knows that you have been there before and uses this information.
Session storage is a storage concept developed after cookies were integrated into web browsers. The session storage was developed to allow to store more data than cookies can store.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) is a privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a electronic device.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ico.) is the UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.
See the Information Commissioner's Office website to get more information: https://ico.org.uk
After you logged into your account we use a session cookie to maintain the movement from page to page. This negates the need to login multiple times as you navigate from one page to the next.
We also store a generated search id to display profile search results. The later uses the session storage concept combined with the cookie concept.
The loggedin cookie toggles the menu.
The following overview shows what we store.
|Session Cookie||SESSID||page movement||on browser close|
|Session Cookie||SEARCHID||display search results||at logout/on browser close|
|Session Storage||SEARCHID||display search results||at logout/on browser close|
|Session Cookie||LOGGEDIN||toggle the menu||at logout/on browser close|
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