I note it is now a legal requirement to inform users that we store data from them in the form of cookies...
Well, everybody agreed to our terms when they joined the site which state this: -
Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
So the gubberment can fuck off!