What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information that websites (or “sites”) may store on your computer to help carry out various useful functions, such as:
- Remembering your login or shopping basket selections when returning to a site, or across multiple sites, to save you having to re-enter this information every time
- Remembering personalisation of a site such as selecting the content you want to view or which page should be your default landing page
- Tracking your use of a site so the website owner can work out how to more effectively target their content to their customers and see where their site may need improvement
Cookies don’t hold financial information and when used for website tracking they are often simply tracking your use, not your personal data.
For more general information on cookies, this Wikipedia article on HTTP cookies may be helpful.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this website.
It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
You can find instructions to manage cookie settings for each of the major browsers below: