When used responsibly as on the COINS website, cookies are beneficial in that they allow the web application to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by holding information about you for a short time to improve the usability of the site, for example giving access to the client area or letting you download multiple PDFs in a session.
All of the cookies that we use are session cookies that expire as soon as the last copy of the browser is closed. The following table lists the cookies that are in use and who they apply to:
|People who fill in the form in order to download documents||The system sets identfication cookies for the visitor so that multiple documents can be downloaded during a web session without completing a form for each one. |
|People who log into the Client Area||The system collects authentication cookies to give registered users access to the Client Area of the website and enable them to stay logged in. The following cookies are set: SYU_CA_ID |
We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us monitor web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and do not track any personally identifying information.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, for example to make it easier for you to download documents on the website. Tracking cookies enable us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please note that declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can also remove cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's Help file.
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