What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information. Session cookies are temporary and remain in use whilst the user is visiting a website. For example, they might store information regarding an item that has been added to a shopping basket. Persistent cookies are stored in a cookie file permanently on a computer. An example of a persistent cookie is Google Analytics.
What are cookies used for?
Logged information collected by cookies is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. Cookies do not contain personal or private data about you but can compile information about your browsing habits. Primarily, cookies enhance your browsing experience by retaining information and preventing you from having to select the same options each time you visit a site. Some cookies are used to show you advertising that are more relevant to you, based on the information that has been collected or the pages that you have visited.
Can I stop using cookies or delete cookies?
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, the website below gives more information on how to do this. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. For further information visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
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