Cookies are data files that are transferred between servers and browsers, processor memories, or hard drives (clients) to recognise a particular user’s device when said user accesses a website. They are used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a user, helping a user navigate a website, improving an experience, and storing user preferences and login information.
Cookies can be classified as ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as the user keeps the browser open. They expire when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed point in time, or if the user manually deletes them, whichever occurs first.
These will be set either by our website domains or by third party domains on our behalf. Cookies set by SIP on our website domain are and will be referred to as ‘first party’ cookies. Cookies set by third party domains or set on or via our website domain on behalf of third parties are ‘third party’ cookies.
Most cookies do not usually contain any personal information. Cookies may, however, be used in combination with other held information to identify a user.
SIP and WINNTEC from SIP use first and third party cookies on our website, and both session and persistent cookies.
If you require further information about cookies in general, visit All About Cookies.