What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites.  Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.  Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device.  The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services.  - United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office
Aurenav uses cookies for tracking what pages have been viewed and to secure our online applications and forms.  None of these cookies collect personal information such as name and address.  Specific details on the information that is collected can be found in Section B of our Privacy Policy.

EU Telecommunications Privacy Directive

Recent changes in European legislation now require website operators to ask for a website user's permission when placing certain kinds of cookies on their devices for the first time.  Where consent is required the law states that it should be "informed consent".
- United Kingdom International Chamber of Commerce 
The Aurenav websites now have a bar that slides down from the top of the website to prompt a user to either accept or decline cookies.  The cookies that are affected by this bar are for analytics purposes, specifically Google Analytics.  These fall under Category 2: Performance Cookies.  These cookies can be first or third party, session or persistent cookies.
In addition Aurenav uses one cookie that falls under Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies.  This cookie is used to set a random value key that is used as a token when a user submits a form.  The random value key token is used to ensure that the submitted form was submitted by the user that filled out the form.  In other words, it is used to prevent tampering with our forms to prevent spamming and to secure our data.  This cookie falls under the following definition and example in Category 1:
  • Strictly necessary cookies will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website.
  • To maintain tokens for the implementation of secure areas of the website.