Last updated 30 November 2020
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files (letters and numbers) that CEDIL stores on your browser or the drive of your device, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s drive. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to us about the people who use our sites.
How do we use them?
What types of Cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to enhance visitor experience and recognise you when you return to our website. They include some third-party cookies used to enable visitors to share content from our sites, via social networks. If you disable these cookies, the social sharing feature will not be available to you.
The table below shows the cookies we use and their function:
|lang||Functional cookie||Remembers a user’s selected language version on a website.||Does not expire|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Strictly necessary cookies||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Necessary’.||1years 19days 15hours 14minutes|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Strictly necessary cookies||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Non-Necessary’.||1years 19days 15hours 14minutes|
|PHPSESSID||Strictly necessary cookies||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a user’s unique session ID for the purpose of managing a user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.||When the user’s browser is closed.|
You will need to either accept or decline the cookies we use.
To enrich our content, we may embed video content from websites such as YouTube, and audio content from sites such as Soundcloud. As a result, when you view content embedded from these sites, they may set a cookie.
Embedded ‘share’ buttons enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
OPM does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
How do I change my cookie settings?
When you first visit our site, you will be given the option to accept cookies, or to view more details. If you choose the latter option, you’ll be give options to accept or refuse performance or targeting cookies – your choice will be recorded by a strictly necessary cookie, which will record your choice for 365 days, after which you will again be given the option to set your preferences.
You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your device as well as more general information about cookies.