‘Cookies’ are text files which are sent via your browser to your computer and stored on your hard disk. They enable specific details about your visit to a website to be recorded, retrieved and analysed by the site during subsequent visits. Cookies do not identify individual users of sites (no personal data is stored), just the computer used. The information in them can’t be used for any other purpose.
Cookies make visiting our website a better experience for you – they enable the site to put in place your personal settings and load your personal preferences each time you visit. The anonymous data also allows us to improve the quality and performance of the site.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.