Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer. Cookies provide essential services and help a website operate and run efficiently. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, such as remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
Managing Cookie Settings
Most internet browsers allow some control of cookies through their browser settings.
This website explains in detail what cookies are, and also shows you how you can control them and switch them off for the most common used browsers, should you wish to do so.