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An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing it. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered, such as a credit card number or an address.

The tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European and U.S. law makers to take action in 2011.

Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user's web browser, and on whether the cookie data is encrypted. Security vulnerabilities may allow a cookie's data to be read by a hacker, used to gain access to user data, or used to gain access (with the user's credentials) to the website to which the cookie belongs. Find out more about cookies.

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Up Coming Events

  • 28 Jun
    Ladies Group Wednesday 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    A lively dynamic group with a room full of laughter. A well lead and very well attended group with a varied agenda. Many of the members describe the group as the highlight of their week. *Please note you can only attend one of the ladies groups a

  • 29 Jun
    Depression Recovery Group Thursday session 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    This group offers an opportunity to talk to others who will understand, in a safe and non judgmental environment, with an opportunity to share experiences and coping strategies. 

  • 29 Jun
    Recreation and Activities Group Thursday 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    This group is open to anyone who wants to socialise with others and get involved in various projects, games and activities. If you are interested and want to come and join us, just turn up on the day.

  • 28 Jun - 29 Jun
  • 30 Jun - 30 Jun

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