What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files downloaded by your web browser and stored on your device (computer, smart phone or tablet) as you visit websites. You may not be aware that this is happening.

Cookies help a website to operate correctly and aid user experience, and are used by most websites. They have many purposes, including:

  • allowing a website to 'remember' you and your preferences (such as font size) during visits
  • storing information, such as the items you have put in your online shopping basket
  • enabling the collection of analytical data that website owners can use, for example, how many times a web page has been viewed
  • operating 'targeted' advertising.

For more information regarding cookies and how to delete them please go to All About Cookies