What is a cookie
A cookie is a small text file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added.
Cookies are used for many different jobs that ensure your use of the website and internet as a whole are smooth and interactive, by allowing the website to display the information as intended. For example cookies are used to let you navigate between pages efficiently, store your preferences to enable the web application to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes and to remember your user ID and contents of your shopping baskets. Some cookies may also ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies can also help analyse web traffic, enabling web pages to be monitored to see which you find useful and which you do not.
Most, though not all, of the data collected via cookies is anonymous, though some is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical locations in order to improve user experience.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For more information about cookies (including how to turn them off) please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Foster Denovo uses a session ID cookie called phpsessid. Session cookies are stored during a browsing session but are deleted from the user’s device as soon as a browser is closed. These cookies store a session ID and will allow a user to move from page to page without having to login in repeatedly or in an e-commerce environment will allow someone to put products into their basket and for them to stay there until checkout.
Foster Denovo uses this cookie to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited, to help identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, this cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us, and we do not collect or store any data from you.
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