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What is a cookie?
noun: cookie; plural noun: cookies
1. NORTH AMERICAN
a sweet biscuit.
a person of a specified kind.
“she’s a tough cookie”
a plain bun.
a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.
A cookie is a small text file that is temporarily stored on your computer by a web server. The file is specific only to the domain which writes the file and contains information which can only be read by the same domain at a later date.
Some cookies are always used, where as some cookies are only used if you perform a particular action on our site.
They are a fundamental part of modern websites that require information to made available to the server at a later date, for example, to store if a user has performed a certain action.
Performance Cookies are also placed to understand your use of our site so that we can make improvements where necessary, for example they show us which pages are are the most popular and help us improve our advertising.
Session Cookies exist to store preference about some of the choices you’ve made – for example whether you’ve completed necessary actions to obtain a promotion. There cookies typically take 12 months to expire.
We may use third party web site analytic tools such as Google Analytics on our website that employ cookies to collect certain information concerning your use of our Services. However, you can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.
How do I disable cookies?
Your web browser normally has the ability to control cookies. To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:
Click here for information about “Incognito” mode, and managing cookie settings in Chrome;
Click here for information about the “Private Browsing” settings and managing cookies in Firefox;
Click here for information about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.