We may also gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer, as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer. These are designed to hold a largeamount of data information specific to clients and websites. This information can beaccessed by a web server or by a client computer. A cookie often includes a unique identifierwhich is sent to your computer or mobile browser from a website server. Every website or third party service provider that is used by the website is able to send its own cookie to your browser.
This is allowed through your browser's preferences. If you would like to protect your privacy, your browser will only allow a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you. It will not allow access to the cookies sent you by another site or third party service.
Cookies contain anonymous information such as unique identifiers, site names, digits and numbers. An example of this is a website remembering your preferences on that site or whatis in your shopping bag.
What is a browser?
A browser is an application which allows you to surf the internet. Some examples include:Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and they offer easyways to delete any information, such as cookies.
What do cookies do?
Simply put, cookies record information about your preferences online. This allows us to tailorwebsites to your interests. The information gathered from cookies allows us to analyse yoursite usage and provide a better user experience for you.
A prime example of what cookies do is when you personalise a site for your local events andweather. When you do this, a cookie is placed on the device you are using to remember yourpreferences. This in turn improves your user experience on the site.
Change your Browser Settings
You can decide how cookies are used on your device through your browser settings.Popular browsers will give you the option to:
a) accept all cookies,
b) notify when a cookie isemitted,
c) to not receive cookies at all.
If you decide option C, your website might not function properly as certain services might notbe provided. This may spoil your experience when using the website. Every browser isdifferent, therefore it is best to check the “help” menu to learn about your cookie preferences.
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