This website will set a temporary session cookie whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.
If you choose to accept cookies, by clicking the "I understand" button on the cookie advice banner, then a persistent cookie will be saved to record your preference.
More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)
EU Cookie Directive
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (The EU Cookie Directive)
The "EU Cookie Directive" requires that users must give permission for a website to store cookies. There are exceptions where the cookie is an essential part of delivering a service, and the main thrust of the legislation seems to be to allow site users to opt out from intrusive "tracking cookies" that allow website operators or third parties to record the browsing habits of users or other non-essential cookies.
The session cookie is temporary but necessary for logged in users of the website.
Persistent cookies are set for registered, logged in users who have chosen to have their login details remembered. If you do not wish to have these cookies stored on your PC then do not check the "Remember me" checkbox when signing in.
SJTAG Forums and Wiki
The policy above applies to main body of the website - other policies apply to the forums and wiki sections of the site. Please refer to the appropriate guidance: