Cookies are tiny files stored on your computer by a website. Websites do this to optimise your experience of a site, and are often essential to its proper display and functioning. You can disable cookies, but you are likely to harm your browsing experience. (This goes for just about any website, not just ours.)
(Note that, while "cookies" is the accepted term, the actual storage technology comes in two flavours - "cookies" and "local storage". They amount to the same thing as far as a user is concerned, and you have full control over both. More info.)
While it is true that some cookies can be set maliciously by disreputable websites, and hackers use them to track your actions around the internet, the vast majority of cookies are harmless and intended only to optimise the browsing experience.
Cookies used by Team Inform
|Functional - cookies that are essential to the site's running|
|PHPSESSID||A session cookie merely tracks your present use of our website. Once you close your web browser - or, if you do not, then after a fixed period - it is deleted automatically. It does not store any data about you except an ID that associates you with our web server. In this sense, it is totally innocuous.|
|seen_cookie_notif||We set this cookie once you click the "Got it!" button in our cookie notification pop-up. This cookie ensures you don't see the notification a second time.|
|last_team_choice||This tracks the last team you chose.|
|next-show-digest-popup||This tracks the next date on which we'll show you the daily digest (A.K.A. newsletter) pop-up. This means you see it only occasionally rather than every visit.)|
|Analytical Performance Cookies|
|These cookies are set by Google as part of its Analytics suite. This is widely used by website owners to monitor the performance of their site with regards to visitor numbers, session durations etc. You can read more about this at the Google Analytics privacy document.|
How do I change my cookie settings?
If you nonetheless wish to do so, your web browser most likely features a cookie manager, where you can view the cookies that currently exist on your device, from a given website, and tools to modify or delete them. For more info, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.