Cookies - New EU law and this Website

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. (Wikipaedia). It may also be stored as a file on the user's hard disk.

Under new EU data protection laws, websites must tell users that they are using cookies and obtain their consent to do so. At the time of writing there remains considerable confusion about what this should mean.

This website is written using Drupal, a content management system. The main Drupal software uses cookies and so do some of the add-on modules and ancillary software. The use of cookies may change in different versions of the software and as the software is developed and if extra modules are added. It is not possible at present to provide a list of cookies in use. However you can use your web-browser's controls to view the cookies stored by a particular site.

The browser controls can also delete or alter cookies. If you do this you will probably not be able to use the site properly without the cookies being recreated. If you continue to use the site it will be assumed that you have given consent to the use of cookies. If you object to the use of cookies then please stop using the site immediately.

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The Information Commissioners Office (ICO)



You may want to visit this page for updates periodically.

Adrian Fowle, May 2012