Privacy & Cookies

The NLE is committed to protecting your privacy, and keeping you informed about how your information is used.

Privacy

The purpose of this website is purely to inform you of the activities of the NLE, no personal information you enter on the site will ever be sold or exchanged with third parties.

Cookies

We are committed to keeping the use of cookies (small text files saved to your computer) to a minimum – but some are necessary for the functioning of the website, and to help us make the website easier to use.

We are actively working to eliminate ‘tracking’ cookies from this website. ‘Tracking’ cookies are provided by companies, and are designed to build up a profile of you as you browse different websites, in order to target advertisements at you.

The cookies we do use are explained in the following sections.

WordPress

This website has been built using WordPress version 3, which places one ‘session cookie’ on your computer when you arrive on the website:

Cookie name Data stored When does it expire? Description
PHPSESSID A random unique number or string of letters and numbers. The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser. As you browse around the pages on this site, the session cookie tells the website that you are the same person requesting the webpages, and not a new visitor to each page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

Registered users

WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:

Cookie name Data stored When does it expire? Description
wordpress_test_cookie The text ‘WP Cookie check’ A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
wordpress_xxxxx Your login authentication details in an encrypted form A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx Your login details in an encrypted form A session cookie, deleted when you close your web browser. WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wp-settings-xxxxx,

wp-settings-time-xxxxx

Text indicating your preferred settings Persistent cookie, expire a little under one year from the time they’re set. WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Commentators

If you comment on an article on this website, WordPress uses the following cookies:

Cookie name Data stored When does it expire? Description
comment_author,

comment_author_email,

comment_author_url

Your name, email address and website address Persistent cookies, which expire a little under one year from the time they’re set. WordPress sets these cookies purely for convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.

Further information is available in the WordPress Codex:

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to show the locations of events. Google Maps will set cookies on your computer, so we are looking into an alternative.

Cookie name Data stored When does it expire? Description
S A string of letters and numbers A persistent cookie, which expires a little under one year from the time it’s set. This is a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences.
PREF Several strings of letters and numbers A persistent cookie, which expires a little under two years from the time it’s set. This is a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences.
NID A string of letters and numbers A persistent cookie, which expires a little under six months from the time it’s set. This is a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences.

Further information about Google Maps’ cookies is available from the Google:

Learning more about cookies

To learn more about cookies, and how you can manage the ones saved to your computer, visit All About Cookies.org