What is a Cookie?
Cookies are quite simply small pieces of text held in files that are stored on your computer. They are usually placed there by websites and enable the webmaster to have access to useful information in regards to your site preferences, location, language etc. It is actually very useful for you, the user, as it means that sites can run more effectively for you, enabling you to surf from page to page without having to re-enter information or preferences.
Generally, we have 3 types of cookies used throughout our web pages
• Cookies are deleted every time you close your browser, called sessions.
• Cookies that are stored until deleted or after a set period to save your preferences etc.
• Cookies set by external companies that have been pre-approved by us to help your experience.
A number of our cookies are considered essential for the site and others optional.
We cannot access personal information or gain access to your computer using cookies. They simply share with us information of your choosing via inputs or forms on our site.
Controlling and Deleting Cookies
Before deleting or rejecting cookies on your browser, please be advised that doing so means that some sections of the website and other websites you visit may not function. However, if you still wish to remove the cookies from your browser or to block them from ever being set in the future you can do so from the browser you are viewing this page in now. You have the choice to block all cookies or only particular ones depending on your choice. In addition to this you can also configure your browser to notify you each time a request to set a cookie is made.
If you would like to know how to monitor your cookies then visit www.aboutcookies.org for some useful information on controlling cookies in all browsers.
In the same manner, if you would like to remove all the cookies from any browser then visit www.aboutcookies.org for up to date instructions on removing cookies from any browser, old or new.
In addition to this, the help section of your browser should be able to help you find the answers you are looking for.