Understanding Cookies

Why you see this notice
In some countries it is required by law that websites inform their visitors that it is using cookies.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your computer or mobile device. They store things such as your login information so you do not have to log in every time you visit the site. They also send anonymous tracking data to third party applications, such as Google Analytics.

Are they a security risk?
Yes and No. Yes, because if you decide not to log out of Eventpeg at the end of your session, anyone visiting the site will be automatically logged in as you. No, because the information is stored in a way that is only of use to the browser when it talks to Eventpeg.

For instance, if you were logged in using the email address jss@hotmail.msn the cookie would look something like this:

HMP1 1 hotmail.msn.com/ 0 1715191808 32107852 1236821008 29449527 *

To anyone viewing the cookie, it would make no sense at all and does not reveal your actual email address, username or password.

How to avoid using cookies
The easiest way to prevent your device from storing cookies is to use your browser in Incognito mode. Most modern browsers will have this option available from their menu.

Where can I learn more?
To find out more information about cookies, you can visit the About Cookies website. Please also read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy policies, which you need to agree to when registering for an account.