A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s computer. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.
What does a cookie look like?
Below is the content of a typical cookie. This one is from Hotmail and has the file name (.txt is the standard filename extension for text files):
HMP1 1 hotmail.msn.com/ 0 1715191808 32107852 1236821008 29449527 *
The codes will only make sense to Microsoft’s MSN Hotmail servers.
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.
Can cookies threaten users’ privacy?
Cookies are stored on the computer’s hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive – so a cookie can’t read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
Third party cookies
When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies. Katoomba Dental Practice sometimes use a number of suppliers and links to other other websites outside our control who also set cookies on the our website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
How To Control and Delete Cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Katoomba Dental Practice website.
See below for cookies used on this website.
|GDPR Cookie||Persistent||365 days||GDPR Cookie Consent|
|Google Analytics||Third Party||24 hours||This is a Google Analytics Cookie|
|User||Session||365 days||This cookie is necessary for the proper working of this website.|