What is a cookie?
When you enter some sites your computer will be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.
Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows, recording those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Selecting not to receive means that certain personalised services WSD offers cannot then be provided to that user.
- Log In - Where we provide log in mechanisms for site users a cookie is created at login, for the duration of the session. Each cookie contains a unique reference number only (no personal information) which is used to confirm you are authorised.
Find and control your cookies
All of the major browser providers offer advise on setting up and using the privacy and security functions for their products. If you required technical advice or support for a specific browser / version please contact the provider or visit their website for further details: