On-Line School of Network Sciences
Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
Cookies on our website
- MoodleSession: This cookie must be allowed for Moodle to work. It is only used when you are logged in to Moodle or your browser is open. It remembers your username between pages and provides a bit of consistency. As soon as you log out or close your browser, the MoodleSession cookie will be removed.
- MOODLEID: This just remembers your username. You will have been asked if you want Moodle to remember our username the first time you logged in. You can delete this cookie without affecting performance - you'll just have to retype your username every time you log in.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
- In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.