> Data Privacy
can I protect my data from people who use the same computer?
First of all, we recommend you to create a registered user
profile and to activate "high security" in the
section View / edit registered user
data. Each time you start your browser, you will
have to log in to your profile.
IMPORTANT: When you have finished your session, you need
to do one of three things:
- go to My Astro
and use the link Leave this profile
- exit your browser
- switch off your computer.
Each of these actions deletes the hidden 'session cookie',
and the next time you access www.astro.com, you need to
log in to your profile again.
are changes in my data list which I haven't entered. How is this
This can only happen if you have published your profile
ID (for example, if you have sent a link to someone), or used
somebody else's profile ID from a published link.
It can also happen on a public computer, where a cookie
was left in the browser for future sessions from the same
The remedy is: Register your profile (see
My Astro in the top menu bar)
and activate the "high security" feature
when you register. Access to your data will be denied anyone
who is not in possession of your password.
the data saved in my profile seem to have disappeared!
It is possible that the cookie which connects your computer
My Astro profile has been deleted on your computer.
If you are in a guest profile right now, please leave it
and log into your registered profile.
If you have only used a guest profile (not a registered
user profile), the loss of your cookie means the loss of
your data. With a registered profile, logging into your
profile restores the cookie.