Cookies are text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device. These text files store anonymous data about your visit, such as a unique identifier, which helps a website to recognize you when you return. The details of the cookie can only be retrieved or read by the website server that placed it.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome)
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox)
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera)
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer)
(e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (Safari)
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge)
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.