What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on a computer that contains information about the internet pages that have been viewed from that computer. They are commonplace on the internet and are used by websites to improve the user’s online experience by storing information about how the user navigated around and interacted with it.
This information is then read by the website on the next occasion that the user visits. Cookies are sent automatically by websites as they are viewed, but in order to protect a user’s privacy, a computer will only permit a website to access the cookies it has sent, and not the cookies sent by other sites.
Furthermore, users can adjust the settings on their computer to restrict the number of cookies that it accepts, or notify them each time a cookie is sent. This should improve privacy and security but will generally mean that certain personalised services cannot be provided, and it may therefore prevent the user from taking full advantage of a website’s features. For further information on cookies, please visit [aboutcookies.org (https://www.aboutcookies.org)].
What sort of cookies do we use on our website?
Most clients submit their forms using our devices (tablet computers) and therefore no cookie is stored on the client’s own device. However if the clients prefer or wants to fill in the forms using their own devices (e.g. a client’s phone) then a session cookie will need to be accepted for them to be able to submit their forms.
All cookies that are served via artoo are [secure (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Secure_cookie)], [Http Only (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#HttpOnly_cookie)], [SameSite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#SameSite_cookie)] cookies.
We only use one type of cookie:
- session cookies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#Session_cookie)]. Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and can also expire after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time (120 minutes). These session cookies are stored in our company computer’s memory and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed.
The cookies are used solely to authenticate a specific connection for the submission of anonymous data via one of our devices (tablets). These cookies can be generated by one of our counsellors accounts using the artoo platform, are only valid for one submission and are time limited.
We do not gather any information about our clients or about any user visiting our platform via setting up cookies.
Can a client submit data to our platform (artoo.pw) without receiving any cookies?
No. If you have set your computer to reject cookies, you wont be able to submit your forms on-line and in that case you may require to fill in your forms using our tablet so that no cookie will be recorded on your device.