Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a reasonable amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
What cookies do we use?
We can classify cookies into two separate categories, being those what are necessary for the functionality of the website, and those which we collect to analyse your activity to improve how the website works. The table below gives you a brief explanation of what types of cookies we collect, what the source of the cookies is, why we use the cookie, how long we retain the cookie, and whether the cookie is necessary for the website’s functionality or not:
Name of cookie
Expiry / Retention period of cookie
Purpose of the cookie
Is if necessary for the website’s functionality?
How can you block the cookie
Varies from 10 minutes to 2 years
To better understand who is visiting our site and how they use it. More info at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
From the browser settings. Also see: https://support.google.com/analytics
To avoid DDOS attacks.
Yes – for its added security
WordPress – Restricted area (when user is logged in)
To verify user and the respective access rights.
Yes – for the restricted area.
E-Commerce module – to track cart data.
Yes for e-shopping.