Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience.
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way but have minor differences. Run With Ian uses three kinds of cookie:
1. Session cookies. If you have an account on runwithian.com, logging in will place a cookie on your computer. It is not possible to opt-out of this kind of cookie, because it is essential to the operation of the website. If you disable cookies in your browser, it will not be possible to log in. Under EU law this qualifies as a cookie that is “strictly necessary for a service requested by a user”.