What is a cookie?
Cookies are used to improve your experience on the web by e.g. remembering your passwords, enabling you to set the size of text, or making it easy to add items to a shopping cart. Analytics cookies which track your behaviour across a site without identifying you in anyway are collected to help website owners understand what works well on the site and what could be improved.
Types of Cookie? as deifined by the ICC Cookie guide
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: performance cookies:
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How can I prevent cookies from being set?
You can edit the preferences within your browser to prevent cookies being set. For help on doing this visit the help or tools section of your browser software. Note that if you do this it may limit the functionality of the website and you may not have access to the full features of the site.
How can I remove cookies from my device?
The method for removing cookies depends on which browser you are using. A useful starting point for this is either to search online for "How to remove cookies from [insert your browser] ..." and insert your browser or you can take a look at: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cookies