What are cookies?

Cookies are small bits of information stored on your computer as you browse the web. They allow websites to remember things about you when you move through a website and if you return at a later date. They are set by a particular website, then sent by your computer only to the same website on your return.

For example, if you log into a website, a cookie might store the information that you have logged in so it doesn’t ask you on every page to login again. A cookie might store preferences you have set on a website or tell the website you are someone who has visited the site before. Or a cookie might be set to see how visitors use the site so the site’s administrators can notice changes in user behavior and change content appropriately.

How are cookies used at Kent?

The KITC sets the following cookies on most pages of the website, all of which are designed to make the overall experience of using the site better allowing us to see how users use our site and respond to this.

They allow us to make the KITC  website easier to use and the content on it more useful. They are set automatically as you move throughout our site.

Blocking cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by websites, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.