Privacy and cookies

Privacy and cookies

We are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used.

Use of cookies by the Social Dimensions of Outer Space Network (SDOS) website

A cookie is a text file written by your web browser to your computer or device’s hard disk or solid state drive (SSD). They are used by websites for purposes such as authentication, content personalisation, usage tracking and advertising.

The SDOS website makes limited use of cookies. These are detailed below.

Necessary cookies

Some cookies are placed on your browser to ensure that the SDOS website delivers you information securely and optimally. You must accept these cookies to be able to make use of some of our online systems and functionality.

CookieCookie name(s)Data storedPurposeWhen does it expire?
WordPress test cookieswordpress_test_cookieThe string “WP+Cookie+check”This cookie is used by WordPress to test that cookies are enabled on your browserWhen you log out or when you close your browser.
WordPress session management cookieswordpress_logged_in_{x}, wordpress_sec_{x}{x} is the username appended with random charactersEssential WordPress session management cookies for logged-in users.When you log out or when you close your browser.
WordPress management cookieswp-settings-{number}, wp-settings-time-{number}editor%3Dtinymce, {random number}WordPress management cookies to maintain user settings, preferences and enable core site functionality.1 year
WordPress admin/editing cookieswp-saving-post{post number}-savedWordPress writes then deletes this cookie when a logged-in user edits content then saves/publishes.Around a minute after save has completed.
WordFencewfwaf-authcookie-{random characters}wfwaf-authcookie-{random number}Set by the WordPress security plugin ‘Wordfence’. It is used to authenticate the user’s login request.After 12 hours.
GDPR Cookie Compliance Plugin by Moovemoove_gdpr_popupRemembers a user’s cookie preference. Where a user has previously indicated a preference, the said preference will be stored in this cookie.1 year

Disabling cookies and opting out

You can disable cookies so that your browser does not write them to your computer or other device. This page describes how to disable cookies on multiple browsers and platforms.