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A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

SFDBTs online services may use both session and/or persistent cookies.

Session cookies will be used to keep track of you whilst you navigate SFDBT’s online services; they will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies will be used to enable SFDBT’s online services to recognise you when you visit; they will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Google Analytics will be used to analyse the use of the SFDBT’s online services. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about use of online services by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. Reports are created reports about the use of the SFDBT’s online services by the information Google Analytics generates. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy can be viewed at

By adjusting the settings of your browser, you can choose to accept or refuse cookies from the websites that you visit. You can also decide to be informed when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Please consult your browser’s website for details on how to disable cookies. If you choose to block all cookies, this will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including the SFDBT’s online services.