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| Session and persistent cookies
Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session or may be stored for longer; the Regulations apply to both types.
| Session Cookies
Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of the user during the browser session. They can be used for various reasons including what the user has placed in the `shopping basket` as they have browsed the site. The cookie expires at the end of the session and may therefore be regarded as less intrusive.
| Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are stored between sessions and facilitate the preferences of the user to be recalled. They could be used to target advertising and bring sites to the user’s attention. They can recall past activity and preferences and may work across a number of sites. Persistent cookies are therefore deemed as more intrusive.
| Responsibility for Compliance
When a person (organisation) operates an on-line service and the use of the cookies is for their benefit, that person (organisation) is responsible for the regulatory standards of the use and processing of the cookies and the data which they identify.