What is a cookie?
A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. It is designed to remember things that you have done on a website, such as the pages you have viewed or the links you have clicked on. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
Two cookies are used by this site
The essential one is the session cookie (MoodleSession). You must allow this cookie into your browser to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page. When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed (in your browser and on the server).
The other cookie is purely for convenience (MOODLEID). It just remembers your username within the browser. This means when you return to this site the username field on the login page will be already filled out for you. It is safe to refuse this cookie – you will just have to retype your username every time you log in.
This is called “Incognito” in Google Chrome, “InPrivate” in Internet Explorer and “Private Browsing” in Safari and Mozilla Firefox.