Last Updated: June 2017
The table below summarises the different types of cookie we use on Referent Sites, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).
What are cookies?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Referent Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
What types of cookies do we use?
Two types of cookies may be used on the Referent Sites – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Referent Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).