What is the purpose of a cookie?
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs that help to make your experience of a website smoother and more enjoyable. You could say they're like a website’s ‘memories’ of you, helping it recall how you’ve navigated around its pages, and the choices you’ve made along the way.
What’s in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple piece of information in the form of a very small text file. Each and every cookie is unique and comprised of the name of the website that created it and a one-of-a-kind string of digits and letters.
The vast majority of websites and apps place cookies on your device’s hard drive (computer, mobile phone or tablet) as you browse them. They do this through your web browser – for example, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox. A cookie is only readable and retrievable by the website that created it; websites are never able to share information through cookies.
Some cookies only last for the duration of your visit. These ‘session cookies’ disappear from your computer or mobile device when you close your browser. Other cookies stay on your computer or mobile device after your browser has closed and last for a specified amount of time. These ‘persistent cookies’ are activated each time you visit the site that generated them.
What’s not in a cookie?
Cookies do NOT contain:
Personal information – you cannot be personally identified from a cookie
Programme code – unlike a computer virus, a cookie is not comprised of code, which means it is incapable of harming your device
Are cookies dangerous?
Cookies are small and simple strings of characters known as text files. They are not computer programs. They cannot read your personal information. They can’t spread a computer virus. Cookies are unable to harm your device, and they pose no threat to your privacy.
Does leoHR sell cookie data to third parties?
When you use one of our websites or apps, the following categories of cookies may be set on your device:
These cookies are essential for you to move around our websites and apps, and use their features. Without these cookies our services won’t work properly.
These cookies allow our websites and apps to remember your choices and preferences. They enable us to provide you with enhanced and personalized features.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customize via your browser.
These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used to sell advertising or remember where you've been on the internet.
In order to keep our website easy to use, relevant and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use our websites and apps.
We are able to improve the design of our website because we’ve considered how visitors like you have navigated around it
Web analytics data and cookies cannot be used to identify you as they never contain personal information. They are used solely for our own statistical purposes.