What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies do not personally identify users but they do identify a user’s computer/device. Some cookies can be used to enhance a user’s experience of a website. Certain cookies are essential for a website to function properly on a user’s computer/device. Other cookies will provide website usage information that website owners need, for example the number of visits a website receives over a given period.
The table below lists the cookies currently used on our website and their purpose:
|Cookie Name||Set by this website||Purpose|
|Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight||STEP||This allows our website CMS, to preserve display preferences of users, especially regular users such as our members. This cookie is not essential but improves user experience.|
|Drupal.toolbar.collapsed||STEP||This allows our website CMS, to preserve display preferences of users, especially regular users such as our members. This cookie is not essential but improves user experience.|
|SESS…||STEP||This is a session ID cookie allowing for the proper functioning of our website for authenticated users (STEP member login). This cookie does not start for anonymous users but is essential for logged in users.|
These cookies are set by Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to understand our website usage, for example to see how many people visit our website and what they look at so that we can improve the user experience. These cookies collect usage information only, they do not identify users. If you do not want these cookies to track your usage you can stop them. Find out more about Google Analytics cookies and privacy from Google
How to stop cookies?
Most internet browsers, particularly recent versions, allow users to control cookies. The following websites have handy information about stopping, deleting and controlling cookies: