What are cookies used for?

What are cookies used for?

Cookies are small text files that a web browser saves on a user’s device. Cookies are used, for example, when a user’s information needs to be stored while the user navigates from page to page. Some of the cookies are necessary to enable the user to use the site’s full functionality, while others are used in order to improve user experience and facilitate navigation on the site.

There are two types of cookies: permanent and so-called session cookies. Permanent cookies are saved as a file on the user’s device for a longer period of time in order to customise the site according to the user’s selections and interests. They are used, for example, in connection with functions that tell you what is new since you last visited the site. When the expiration date is exceeded, the cookie is deleted when the user returns to the site that created it. Session cookies are placed temporarily on the user’s device when visiting the site, and are sent between device and the server during the site visit and are deleted when the user closes the browser. These cookies are used, for example, to keep track of what language the user has selected.

The use of cookies always requires permission from the user. Website users must be given clear and complete information on cookies and the storage and use of data concerning the use of the web page. The users must be asked for consent to save and use the data.

Avoiding cookies

Cookies are not used to damage the user’s device. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to allow cookies, you can refuse to accept cookies in your browser’s settings and delete any stored cookies. You can also set your browser such that it notifies you when it receives a cookie. This way, you have the opportunity to accept or reject them one by one.

More information regarding your browser settings can be obtained from your browser provider.

Cookies used by biocityturku.fi

Www.biocity.turku.fi uses cookies to store the user’s page choices while navigating from page to page.

The cookies that biocityturku.fi uses and the changes made are only stated through updates of the table set forth below. Questions and comments regarding biocityturku.fi’s Cookie Policy are welcome and should be sent to softdev@utu.fi.

PHPSESSIDNoAt end of sessionHolds php session ID.
wp-settings-time-(number)No1 dayWordPress user specific date and time settings.
wp-settings-(number)No1 dayWordPress user specific settings.
wordpress_sec_NoAt end of sessionWordPress security cookie.
wordpress_logged_in_NoAt end of sessionWordPress logged in user information.
BIGipServer~Web~webhotel.utu.fi-http-poolNoAt end of sessionWebhotel information cookie.
wordpress_test_cookieNoAt end of sessionWordPress test cookie.
wp-saving-postNo1 dayWordPress cookie for auto-saving a post in the editor.
cookie_notice_acceptedNo1 monthWordPress cookie for cookie notify.