STAR Cookie Policy

STAR uses cookies so we want to make sure you understand what they are and how we use them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are automatically saved to your computer when you browse websites. They contain information that is returned to the site you are visiting, whenever you move to new page. Most websites use cookies in some form or another. They work quietly behind the scenes, saving information to make viewing web pages more convenient for you.

Cookies are unique to a domain. This means that the cookies that you get from cannot be sent to another website, and cannot receive cookies from elsewhere.

Cookies come in two types – session, and permanent. Session cookies last until you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a lifetime, which can be seconds to years, and exist until that date or you remove them.

Are cookies safe?

Yes they are completely safe. Cookies cannot harm your computer, carry malware or viruses.

How does STAR use cookies?

STAR stores a session cookie in your browser. This is created when you first arrive, or log in, and vanishes when you close your browser. Most browsers will keep session cookies in memory, and never even store them on disk. The cookie contains the file name of a temporary file on our system.

STAR uses this temporary file to remember who you have logged in as, your permissions and the last screen you saved. This is so we can detect double sends. This stops you making purchases you did not intend.

When you logout or close your browser, the cookie no longer exists, and the temporary file can no longer be retrieved. It is removed from our server shortly afterwards. We do not use cookies for tracking you through different visits, discovering how long you are on the site, or for targeting advertisments.

Further Reading

If you'd like to find out more about cookies, you may find the following resources useful: