Use of cookies by the LSB

Cookies are small text files, typically of letters and numbers, given ID tags, that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences and other customisation features. The website stores a corresponding file (with the same ID tag) to the one it set in your browser and in this file it can track and keep information on your movements within the site and information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website, such as email address.

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. Persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you revisit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

All of our web pages use “cookies”. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and enables us to improve our website; we also use third-party solutions such as Google Analytics. Cookies set by our website expire either on the same day or after two weeks from your last log on (members only).

All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit to our site or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin surfing our website. However, deleting or rejecting cookies may affect your user experience of the MyLSB login section of the LSB website.

Security and performance

We use a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of our website.  To deliver this service it monitors the IP addresses of visitors to the LSB website.  This information is not used for any other purpose.