Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
BCL uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:
- Session cookie – these cookies are erased when you close your web browser. They are stored in temporary memory and the browser does not retain them after it is closed. Information from your computer does not get collected in session cookies. Most commonly they store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
- Persistent cookie – these cookies are stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific Web site.
Third party cookies
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If you disable or delete cookies, there are important parts of our site which you may not be able to access. Further information on cookies, including instructions on how to amend your browser settings to turn off cookies, is available widely online.