What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store into your computer. All cookies are set with expiry dates which determine how long they reside on your browser. Generally, cookies can be removed automatically after the lapse of the expiry date or else can be deleted manually by the user. It is important to note that there is a group of cookies without which the website cannot successfully function and blocking them would compromise the functionality of the website. These cookies are known as Strictly Necessary Cookies.
Which types of cookies does this website utilise?
This website makes use of the following different types of cookies:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies which are used to give you access to the content of this website. These types of cookies expire and are deleted as soon as you close the browser.
- Permanent cookies: these cookies do not disappear after a user exits the website. They have a specific expiration date with the cookie continuing to transmit information to the website’s server every time a user visits the site until the expiry date comes up. These cookies are also used to keep users logged into certain website.
- First party cookies: these are temporary cookies which are used to give you access to the content of this website. These types of cookies expire and are deleted as soon as you close the browser.
- Third party cookies: these cookies are set by domains other than this website's and may be temporary or persistent. The use of third party cookies on this website are restricted and only allowed for the purpose of embedding the informational YouTube videos demonstrating how to use the website to purchase certificates.
Below is a list of the specific cookies we use and a description of what they do:
|OCO_SessionId||ASP.net||End of the session||Identifies users’ session on the server whereby the session is an area on the server used to store session states in between HTTP requests.|
|OCO_CSRF||ASP.net||End of the session||Anti-forgery token used to identify and verify any information or identity entered to the site.|
|CookieConsent||First-party||1 year||Identifies whether users have accepted or rejected the enablement of cookies.|
|Culture||First-party||1 year||Identifies whether users have accepted or rejected the enablement of cookies.|
How can I delete or disable cookies?
In general, if your browser is NOT configured, by default, to block all or certain cookies, you may manually configure your browser to either reject all cookies or control which cookies are set on your device through this website. You may find all the necessary information on how to make the necessary configuration settings by visiting the following site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Cookies for this website can be updated from the cookie settings page.