While you are browsing the internet, most websites will place small files, called cookies, onto your hard drive. Cookies have many functions, but in most cases they are used to either enhance your experience with the website by adding functionality to the site or remembering your preferences and settings or to give the website owners more information about you, such as your location and similar information. There are different types of cookies used by websites.
This is the simplest of all cookies, containing the ID of your current session.
This cookie contains your member ID and is used to help you log in faster on your next visit. When you click the remember me box on a website login screen, this cookie will be placed on your computer.
This cookie is set after login, it is used by caching mechanisms to identify if you are logged in.
The login key cookie is also placed on your computer when you log in with the remember me box ticked and it is a unique key that helps authenticate your member ID the next time you login.
This cookie is set after you log in when you tick 'Remember Me' so you can be automatically logged in again in the future. It is also used to improve account security.
Third Party Cookies
Can I change my cookie settings?
If you are using any of the popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera, you will easily be able to delete and manage your cookies through the settings tab. For detailed instructions on how to manage cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.