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into secure areas and to create reports on which pages are popular, so that the website can be
What is a cookie?
The cookies we use when you visit our website, the following first-party and third-party cookies may be stored in your browser.
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These are first-party cookies that are required for the correct operation of our website. They
include, for example, a cookie that enables our website to see you as a single visitor as you move
from one page to another and to log securely into the website (the “sessionid” cookie).
Additionally, the “csrftoken” cookie protects against hackers submitting unauthorized data to our
server using your account using Cross Site Request Forgery techniques.
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The School For Startups Service permits websites to measure how many of their visitors are using
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How to block cookies
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of
all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including
essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Most web browser settings are configured by default to accept both first-party cookies and third
party cookies. However, you can adjust those settings to decide for yourself which cookies to accept
or reject. You can also manually delete all cookies currently stored. Note however, that deleting or
deactivating types of cookies will likely prevent a great many of the world’s websites from
operating correctly (including ours). Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. We
recommend that, for the highest functionality of our website, you accept the default configuration
of your web browser.