What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit.
Think of a cookie as an identification card that's uniquely yours. Its job is to notify the site when you've returned. While it is possible to misuse a cookie in cases where there is personal data in it, cookies by themselves are not malicious.
Cookies can help you be more efficient. Have you ever put something in a virtual shopping cart in an online store and then returned a few days later to find that the item is still there? That's an example of cookies at work.
Cookies let you store preferences and user names, register products and services, and personalize pages.
But if you never register or leave personal information at a site, then the server only knows that someone with your cookie has returned to the website. It doesn't know anything else.
We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used, this usually helps us to analyse website traffic and in improving our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We do not use this information for any other purposes.
Overall, cookies generally helps in providing a better website, by letting us monitor which pages website visitors find useful and which are not. Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Information to block and remove cookies
The following information may allow you to block and remove cookies for all major web and mobile browsers and to manage your cookies.
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Internet Explorer
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Firefox
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Google Chrome
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Safari
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Blackberry
Changing privacy and other browser settings in Windows Phone