What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored on your hard drive by a web server to enable the same information to be recalled later. They are not computer programs, they can't be executed and cannot be used to disseminate viruses.

Provided that the web site does not store any personal information in the cookie, they do not present a security risk in any way.

Further information on Cookies can be found on the aboutcookies.org website.

Why do we use cookies?

The RAYNET web site uses cookies to maintain security between your PC and the RAYNET web server, reducing the risk of anyone else from using your session on the webserver. In addition, they are used to keep track of your navigation through the RAYNET web site.

The type of cookie we use is removed when you close your web browser (known as a session cookie) and the data it contains is meaningless to any other program or web site.

No personal information is held in the cookie and our use of cookies complies with current UK Internet legislation.

If still wish to block most cookie types, the RAYNET web site only requires session cookies to be enabled.