What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, created by web sites to improve functionality (such as remembering your preferred language), ease of use (remembering that you have logged in for the duration of your visit, rather than requiring a password on each and every new page you visit) or other purposes.
Cookies cannot spread computer viruses or access the contents of your computer. However, they may contain personally identifiable information.
On the VSO websites we do not use any cookies containing any personal information (such as your name, email address, etc). Where cookies are used to identify you (when logging in), they do so with an automatically generated string of random letters and numbers (known as a session ID).
Our cookies fall into three main types: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, without which we could not provide functionality directly requested by the user (such as the volunteer application form), ‘performance cookies’, used to improve our site, and 'advertising cookies'.
A more detailed breakdown of cookies created by VSO websites is provided below.
How to disable cookies
For information on how to change your browser’s cookie settings, please refer to http://aboutcookies.org.