Cookie use on the RCN website
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie||Name||Classification, persistence and expiry||Purpose/more information|
|Content Management System session||SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION||Strictly necessary, session cookie||The session cookie is used to identify a single user session, and specifically to secure access to member-only pages.|
|Performance, mixed session/persistent||The RCN uses Google Analytics to monitor aspects of its website usage, in particular streaming media services.|
|Strictly necessary, mixed session/persistent||These cookies are used by the phpBB software powering the RCN Discussion Zone to maintain user login sessions and security|
|RCN Public Affairs campaigns||__rcnsplash
|Functionality, persistent||These cookies are used to hide calls to action for RCN campaigns after a visitors attention has been drawn to them.|
Other cookies may be used on subdomains of the RCN, indicated by a web address that does not begin www - e.g. "campaign.rcn.org.uk". These subdomains will normally provide separate information on cookies used.
The RCN does not use any cookies for targetting of personal data, or behavioural advertising.
Further information and settings
The following browsers provide guidance on their websites on how to block cookies
- Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- Google Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- FireFox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies#w_cookie-settings
- Opera http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.60/en/cookies.html
- Safari (5.1 Mac) http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
- iOS Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Step by step guides on how to control and delete cookies in various browsers are also available at www.aboutcookies.org
For smartphones and other mobile devices please check the manufacturer's website or your user manual.