What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website that uses cookies. It allows the website to recognise that user's device and store some information about the user's preferences or past actions.

Types of Cookies

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Some examples for using cookies could include:

  1. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  2. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Without cookies the user would have to log back in every time they navigated to another password protected web
  3. Providing the website owners with website visitor information that can be used to improve the website.

How does Buttercups use cookies?

We use cookies so that our students' computers remember that the student is logged into their PeTS website.

The table below lists the cookies that we use on the Buttercups Training website:

Cookie NamePurpose of the Cookie
DomAuthSessIdThis cookie is used to remember when one of our students has logged into their PeTS website

How do I change my cookie settings?

Please refer to your website browser's 'Help' section for information on how to delete or block cookies. Alternatively, click on the link that is relevant to the website browser that you use: