What is a “Cookie”?
On the Internet, and as it pertains to online functionality, a “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to be stored on a web browser so that it can be read back later from that browser. This becomes useful for having the browser remember specific information about a visitor to a particular Website. The cookie is a text file that is saved in the browser’s directory and is stored in RAM while the browser is running. The cookie may also be stored on the computer’s hard drive once a user logs off from that Website or web server.
CDB and Cookies
CDB is committed to continually improving the experience for Constituents as they use CDB’s Website. “Cookies” are currently the only way to effectively identify a Constituent in order to provide personalised access to Constituent information. By using cookies, CDB can personalise its Website and offer secure services for each Constituent. Cookies and registration are two methods that CDB uses to offer Constituents features and services that are unavailable to the general public.
To measure site activity and provide a better user experience, CDB may allow CDB’s service providers or business partners to compile information from the cookies, Web beacons or other technologies on CDB’s websites which may include information about your visit (such as demographic data, browser type, IP address, pages visited, activities conducted on the page and the day and time of your visit). CDB may also use this information to develop personalised content and appropriate advertising based on your visits over time on CDB’s websites. CDB will treat any personally identifiable information that is gathered on this site as confidential.
Please review CDB’s Privacy Statement for more details.
How can the use of “Cookies” be controlled or turned off?
Cookies can be controlled through browser settings. While not utilised on our website, flash cookies can be disabled or deleted in the Flash player application. Be aware that setting the cookies controls to be too restrictive, or declining cookies, may affect your ability to use certain features of the CDB’s website. Please refer to your browser Help instructions to learn more about cookies and other technologies and how to manage their use.
If you elect to refuse or delete cookies, you will need to repeat this process if you use another computer, or change browsers.
What is a “Cookie”?