What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or the contents of your shopping basket.
Session cookies enable the website to keep track of your movement so you don’t get asked for information you’ve already given to the site with each page you visit.
Java Script cookies
Google Analytics cookies
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Google Analytics cookies allow Google to store information about page visits and traffic sources to the website so we can use this to measure and improve the performance of the site.
Third party services like YouTube and Vimeo will set cookies when you load a page that includes an embedded video file.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. 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 functions of that website.
For more information please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ (external link).