What is a cookie?
You do not have to accept cookies, but without accepting them you may experience reduced Site functionality. If you should wish to reject the cookies then please read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can turn off the automatic download feature, should you so wish. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies does Backstop Portal use?
Session and permanent.
Are cookies a session cookie or a persistent cookie?
Single session cookies. These enable the Site to keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to the Site. Cookies allow users to proceed through a Site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area visited.
Persistent cookies. These cookies enable the collection of information such as number of visitors to the site and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour.
What is the purpose of the cookies?
The session cookie is used for a user's session as well as for storing flash messages and if a user notification campaign should be displayed.
The permanent cookie is used for a feature that allows owners to display a popup to users. After a user accepts the terms, then a cookie is stored with a value and expiration date so that popup does not occur until after the expiration date.
After how long does the cookie expire?
The session cookies expire after 30 minutes of inactivity on the public site and 4 hours on the admin site.
The permanent cookies expire either 1 hour after accepting the terms of agreement (if the user indicates he/she is on a public computer) or after the specified amount of time configured by the owner. This is only relevant for the public site.
How long does the back-end database retain information that has been gleaned using the cookies?
Backstop runs a script every 30 minutes that deletes the session cookies’ data that is older than one day in the database.
How to contact us and other important information
If you would like further information please contact us:
Data Protection Liaison - firstname.lastname@example.org