In accordance with recent European Union legislation, we would like to take this oppourtunity
For those of you who don't know, a cookie in this context is a small text file sent to
your web browser by web servers. When you request a page from the web server or the domain
which sent the cookie, the browser sends it back to the web server with your request.
There are two distinct types of cookie. The first and probably the most common is one
which remains on your computer for a period of time until the cookie expires (we will call
this type a 'cookie'). The second exists only for as long as your web browser is running
and it is never saved on your machine (we will call this type a 'session cookie').
We only use the second type... session cookies. They work like this... when you
start your browser and request a page from our servers, they recognise that you have not
sent them a cookie. The server which received your initial request will send you a new
session cookie. This cookie contains only enough data to uniquely identify the session
between your browser and our web servers. It holds NO information which can directly identify
When you close all your web browser windows, the session
cookie sent to you by our web servers will be forgotten. It is NOT a cookie which stays
on your machine. The content of this cookie is unique to this session, and it contains
no information which can identify you directly.
Unfortunately we cannot comply entirely with the European rulings since we are supposed
(c) give you the option of not using cookies. We hope we have achieved (a) and (b), but
even now, there is a session cookie stored in your web browser called ORSEV2SESH (that
is of course assuming that you haven't blocked cookies), thus making it impossible to
achieve (c). The choice is simple however. If you wish to play The Outer Reaches,
you MUST enable session cookies.