A cookie is a piece of information that is saved to the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It remembers information about the configuration of your computer or mobile device and will remember that you've visited before. This improves your website browsing experience by storing information so that you don't have to give it several times.
Cookies may be either "persistent" or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid and functional until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date); in contrast a session cookie will expire when the web browser is closed by the user.
There's more information about cookies at aboutcookies.org
Here is a description of how cookies can be initiated via EntryCentral.com and how you can avoid them if you'd prefer.
Initiated By EntryCentral
When you login, or begin signing up for an event or membership, we will initiate a Session on our server identifying you and containing a collection of references to things in your shopping basket. We will store a reference to the Session id in a read-only secure cookie. This will not contain any information which could identify you to a third party.
Preventing this cookie will mean that you are unable to login or initiate a Shopping Basket, so you will be unable to sign-up for events or memberships
Initiated by You
Acknowledging the Cookie Control prompt dismisses the Cookie Control prompt on future visits, and we use a cookies to remember your choices
Initiated by a Third-party
Our payment processor Stripe sets cookies named __stripe_mid and __stripe_sid to enable your payment at EntryCentral. Preventing these cookies will mean that you are unable to pay for your sign-ups for events or memberships
We use Google Analytics to inform us how users navigate through the system and what browsers they're using. This gives us insights about where we should be concentrating our development efforts. Please see the Wikipedia article for further information.