Cookies are small electronic files that are stored on a user’s browser or hard drive when visiting a webpage or application. The information received includes a user’s IP address, browser type, operating system & access times. This information is used to monitor the volume, type & pattern of traffic using the website. Any such information held securely by LCS will not be disclosed to a third party.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on browser’s or devices. Saved Cookies can be viewed, managed, deleted & blocked via browser settings.
By leaving a comment on the Company’s website, users will be providing their personal details (including their name & email address). These details will be saved via Cookies & will be stored for one year. This will ensure information does not have to be re-issued when leaving future comments – improving overall user experience.
Users with accounts logging into the Company’s website will be issued with a temporary Cookie to verify whether the user’s browser accepts Cookies. This Cookie contains no personal data, & is discarded when the browser is closed. Upon login, several Cookies will be stored to save login information & screen display choices. Login Cookies will be stored for two days, & screen option Cookies will be stored for one year. By selecting “Remember Me” a user’s login will remain active for two weeks. Upon logging out, login Cookies will be removed. When editing or publishing articles, an additional Cookie, used to indicate the post ID of the article, will be stored on the user’s browser. This Cookie will expire after one day.