What are ‘cookies’?
According to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), cookies are small pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which online services provide when users visit them. Software on the user's device (for example a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website next time they visit.
Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Without cookies, or some other similar method, websites would have no way to ‘remember’ anything about visitors.
Cookies on CLOCS website
We use only strictly necessary cookies on this website. Session cookies are generated during your each visit and they expire as soon as you leave the website. These cookies will not be stored beyond your visit. Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device in between sessions. These can allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or across different websites) to be remembered.
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and to use some of its features. They include, for example, session cookies that ensure normal navigation of the website.
More information on the exemption for consent for strictly necessary cookies on the Information Commissioner Office (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/#exemptions)
You can request the list of the most up to date cookies from the CLOCS team at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In doing so, we can send you the list of cookies from our latest audit for your consideration.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. Please note that CLOCS website may not work properly without cookies.You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website (and a large proportion of the world’s websites) as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.