This site, like many others, uses small files called ‘cookies’ to help customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.


This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by LSORA, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further information.


What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Your devices are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only LSORA servers can access the cookies. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit LSORA, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

How does LSORA use cookies?

A visit to a page on LSORA may generate the following types of cookie:

•anonymous analytics cookies,

•registration cookies,

•cookies to help with generating an information recommendations

Anonymous analytics cookies:

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most visited at any one time and how best to develop our website to users’ needs.

Registration cookies:

When you register with the LSORA, we generate cookies that signal whether you are signed in or not.

Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service.

While you are signed in, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the website as a user.

How do I turn cookies off? 

It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of LSORA will stop working or work less well if you do this.