A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent and stored on your computer and/or mobile device which provides us with information in relation to your website usage, and allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.
Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites.
A cookie typically contains:
- The name of the server the cookie was sent from
- The lifetime of the cookie
- A unique identifier (usually a number)
How Cookies work
When you visit the NYSCP website, our website server sends a cookie to your device and uses this number to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. This cookie is then stored on your computer or mobile device.
All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online flow.
Types of cookies
Cookies may be categorised on the basis of their life span:
1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date
Controlling or deleting cookies
You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. Learn how to remove cookies set on your device. Removal of cookies may impact the experience whilst using the website through repeated requirements for entry of confirmation.