A cookie is a small string of information that a website places in the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website the cookie has come from, a value and the 'lifetime' of the cookie.
We use several different types of cookies:
Session cookies: Temporary cookies which remain in your cookie file until you leave our website.
Persistent cookies: These remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
Third Party Cookies: These are created by a third party to provide us with statistics. An example of this is Google analytics.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies by changing the settings in your browser. More information on how to change your browser settings and deleting cookies can be found here at aboutcookies.org.