Cookies Policy is an integral part of the Privacy Policy. By using the website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookies Policy. You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this website. If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser or use the automated disabling tool where available. However, some of the services will not function so well if cookies are disabled.


General information


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit our website your browser may receive cookies from several sources. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).


Website uses a Joomla algorithms to function, hence further information refers to data on cookies made available by Joomla itself.


Summary of cookie use on basic Joomla installations


Joomla uses cookies to store information about a number of things. These include your session, which means it saves information on what you have done on the site during this current visit (for example what pages you have visited and whether you have logged in). Features such as "Remember me" use cookies that last longer than your session in order to save your login information. Some Joomla extensions may create their own cookies.


Joomla core capabilities


All requests to a Joomla website start a session which stores the IP address in the session data and creates a session cookie in the user's browser. The IP address is used as a security measure to help protect against potential session hijacking attacks and this information is deleted once the session has expired and its data purged. The session cookie's name is based on a randomly generated hash and therefore does not have a constant identifier. The session cookie is destroyed once the session has expired or the user has exited their browser.

Joomla's logging system records the IP address of the visitor which leads to a message being written to its log files. These log files are used to record various activity on a Joomla site, including information related to core updates, invalid login attempts, unhandled errors, and development information such as the use of deprecated APIs.


The format of these log files may be customised by any extension which configures a logger.

When a network connection is available, a Joomla installation will attempt to communicate with the servers for various capabilities, to include:
- checking for updates for the Joomla application,
- help screens for core Joomla extensions,
- the Install from Web service (opt-in),
- the statistics collection server (opt-in).

As with all HTTP requests, the IP address of your server will be transmitted as part of the request. For information on how Joomla processes data on its servers, please review Joomla privacy policy.


Authentication - cookie

In conjunction with a plugin which supports a "Remember Me" feature, such as the "System - Remember Me" plugin, this plugin creates a cookie in the user's browser if a "Remember Me" checkbox is selected when logging into the website. This cookie can be identified with the prefix `joomla_remember_me` and is used to automatically log users into the website when they visit and are not already logged in.


In order to process information requests, information about the user must be collected and logged for the purposes of retaining an audit log. The request system is based on an individual's email address which will be used to link the request to an existing site user if able.


Use of IP addresses and web logs


We may use your IP address (a numeric code that identifies your computer on the internet) and browser type to:
- help diagnose problems with our server,
- administer our website,
- improve the service we offer to you and
- gather broad demographic information.

Information from these types of cookies and technologies is not combined with information about you from any other source and will not personally identify you.


Third party websites


This Cookies Policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to or accessible through our website.


Changes to the Cookies Policy


We may update this Cookies Policy and the website user should review the policy periodically to stay informed.







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