On login, we use a cookie to store your authentication details. It’s use is limited to the profile and member’s area.
After login, we use a logged in cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for profile page and main site pages.
We also use a few setting cookies. These are used to customize your view of the profile page and the main site pages.
The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.
De La Salle College uses these cookies to bypass the password entry portion of the site. If our site recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you are logged in automatically. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), we will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies. All of our cookies are set to expire after 3 months.