A cookie is a small text file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer or hand held device when you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name.
Cookies do lots of different jobs
- letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- storing your preferences
- generally improving your experience of a website
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set, but you need to be aware that you might lose some funcions of the website. You can block cookies by going into your browsers control panel/preferences.