Cookies information and policy
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website’s server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your internet browser. When you visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website’s server allowing the website to recognise you and remember things like personalised details or preferences.
Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website.
All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser.
Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.
By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you may lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.
Instructions on removing and disabling cookies on your computer can be found on the All About Cookies site.
Cookies on the SEMO's website
SEMO sets the following first party cookies on its website:
2. SEMO sets a first party cookie to note user details where a user has subscribed to SEMO’s Dynamic Reporting environment, a web-based information service that requires users to log in using an email address and password. This cookie is a ‘forms-based authentication cookie’ used to maintain the current user login status and it is central to the reporting functionality provided. SEMO’s Dynamic Reporting environment is available only to users who choose to sign up for access and log in to the service.
3. SEMO sets a first party cookie when a user clicks the contrast link on the footer of the website and switches between contrast and standard viewing modes. This ‘style cookie’ stores the user’s selected preferred contrast setting to display when using the website.
In addition to the above first party cookies, SEMO also uses third party cookies on its website. SEMO employs services supplied by a third party that sets its own cookies, Google Analytics.
SEMO’s website does not set any advertising cookies.