A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's hard drive. Generally, such a 'cookie' being a file in your web browser will enable the website to recognise your computer when you visit the site.
We use the following cookie types:
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
ANALYTICAL/PERFORMANCE COOKIES: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
TARGETING COOKIES: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The cookies we use and the purpose we use them for is set out below:
PHPSESSID: This cookie is temporarily stored in your computer's memory while you are surfing our website, for example to keep a track of which language you have chosen or remember what downloads you have placed in your resource basket. Session cookies disappear when you shut down your web browser.
REFID: This cookie saves a file on your computer for a longer period; this kind of cookie has an expiry date. This cookie helps our website remember your information and settings when you visit us again. This results in faster and more convenient access; for example, you don't have to login again. When the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.
Cookies are essential in order to enable you to browse and use the senator.online site and use its features, such as making pages load properly. You can disable cookies by changing your web browser settings You can decide whether you want to allow such cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.