What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is downloaded and stored on your computer by your web browser, each time you visit a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser, and only your web browser will be able to retrieve and/or read the contents of cookies on your computer. The web browser will store cookies and then send them back to the relevant website on subsequent visits so that it remembers you.
Cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the website name and some digits and numbers. We use a mixture of 'session' cookies, cookies stored in your web browser for a limited time while you are accessing our website, and 'persistent' cookies, those which are stored for days (sometimes months) and which are activated each time you revisit our website.