They are fundamental to the operation of the website and are solely used by our firewall to ensure that our site isn’t vulnerable to security risks, and to speed up your access to the website. By browsing the website, you’re agreeing to accept these cookies in your user agent – we don’t need your explicit consent according to GDPR, as these are not used to identify you for other purposes than loading the website. No annoying banners, yay!
We utilise the HTML5 “session storage”, which stores very temporary data until you close the tab, and the “local storage” to persist data like your accessiblity settings. These are similar to cookies, except that they are not transmitted over the network, they are kept locally on your computer and your computer only. These are fundamentally required for basic operation of the site. We do not use this data to conduct any profilings.
We do not use any analytics service to profile users (such as Google Analytics or Facebook embedded content). Some blog posts and pages include YouTube videos – where possible these are configured to not track you.
If you log in to access a protected part of the Service, we will use the cookie for the duration of your session to stop you needing to log in every time you load a page.