What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What type of cookies do we use?
We use a session cookie when users login. When you login to https://www.softwaredevelopment.co.uk/portal you provide your username (email address) and password. For security reasons we don’t want to use this information for each new page you look at. To avoid this we use a session cookie. A session cookie let’s us know you have logged in with valid credentials, and ensures that you only view / edit data which is valid for your account.
We also use Google cookies for tracking analytics and users. User details are anonymised. i.e. Google analytics does not let us know the names of individual users. We use analytics so that we can monitor and improve the service we provide. For example, if certain pages are consistently providing problems for users, this will be highlighted and we can improve the user interface to provide a better service.
For information about how to block or remove cookies, or in fact any other information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.