What about cookies
What is a cookie
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information or to record the user’s browsing activity. They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names or addresses.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in.
Tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European and U.S. lawmakers to take action in 2011. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their device.
We use a cookie so that we can recognise you when you visit our website and track your activity whilst on our website. The cookie can be removed or disabled by instructing your browser to do so. The cookie we store on your computer only contains a unique reference number to link you to your account on the website. No personal information is contained within the cookie.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.