- What is a cookie?
- What is the purpose of cookies?
- Management of personal data
- Cookies and how they benefit you
- Social Media cookies
- Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
- Turning cookies off
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a web site when the user has returned.
So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on Facebook we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by Facebook. The privacy implications on this will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen within Facebook.
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.