What are cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of text data created by websites and stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. These cookies can save your settings on a website and are used to deliver a more efficient and enjoyable website experience by storing information about how you use the website. For example, storing your login details and thus removing the need to login every time you visit the website or storing information on the pages you visited which allows for suggesting related content based on a previous visit.
There are two types of cookies: (i) First-party cookies which are set by the website you are visiting and (ii) Third-party cookies which come from other websites e.g. ads embedded on a page using Google AdSense.
Are Cookies harmful?
Cookies cannot access any information on your computer other than the information you have openly disclosed to the website which sent the cookies to your computer. Cookies can’t be executed as code and as such cannot distribute viruses.
What types of cookies do we use?
Changing Your Settings for Cookies
For more information including how to change your cookie settings or block cookies altogether, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/. Please remember that blocking cookies may alter your experience of using this website.