What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can show options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can usually block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
- Cookies are usually either session cookies that are stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or persistent cookies that are stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can usually be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.