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Cookies may be ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies remain in place until you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain in place until some specified date or indefinitely.
In addition, the ISER web site also use Google Analytics, which creates cookies to collect and analyse anonymous data. This helps us understand how our web sites are being used and how to make them better.
Some web pages may also offer the ability to support us by ‘liking’ us on Facebook or ‘tweeting’ about us using Twitter. If you do support us in this way, a Twitter or Facebook cookie will also be saved on your computer.
What cookies do we use?
The following cookies are created locally on the ISER web site (https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk):
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In addition, the following cookies are created by linked sites for the purposes of account identification and to collect usage information:
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|_ga, _gid, _gat||Google Analytics|
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Where can I find more information about cookies?
For more information about cookies, please see Wikipedia’s HTTP cookie entry.