Cookies are small text files that websites save to your computer, tablet or mobile phone, allowing the services those websites provide to be more reliable, easy to use, and useful. uses cookies to enable you to log in to our members’ and officers’ areas, post and rate comments on our news items, and to generate statistics regarding the usage of our website.

Cookies we set

Listed below is information regarding specific cookies set by the website:

Cookie Name(s) Information
username This cookie stores your account username, allowing you to log in to our members’ area.
password This cookie is an encrypted version of your account password, allowing you to log in to the members’ area.
sharedDocument_password This cookie relates to the officers’ area password, allowing you to access shared documents and related content.
interactionCookieNumber This cookie stores the identification number of your interactions with user-generated content areas of the website, such as news comments.
PHPSESSID This cookie is generated by our server software to track your session on the website.

Disabling cookies

If you disable cookies, a number of facilities provided by the will cease to function. However if you would like to disable cookies, all major browsers will have a facility to acheive this. For detailed instructions, please see the article “What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer?”.