What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store as text strings on your computer’s hard disk. All cookies are set with expiry dates which determine how long they reside on your browser. Generally, cookies can be removed automatically after the lapse of the expiry date or else can be deleted manually by the user.
Which types of cookies does this website utilise?
This website makes use of the following two different types of cookies:
Session cookies: these are temporary cookies which are used to give you access to the content of this website. These types of cookies expire and are deleted as soon as you close the browser.
Limited third-party cookies: these cookies are set by entities other than this Directorate and may be temporary or persistent. The use of third-party cookies on this website are restricted and only allowed for the purpose of social sharing (allows you to share our articles through the various social media networks) and when we embed content on the pages of this website from other third-party websites.
How can I delete or disable cookies?
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