What are cookies?
Cookies are small, harmless files placed on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a website.
What do cookies do?
Cookies help to make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. For example, they can remember your login details or information you supply to help customise a website to your particular preferences. What cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.
While you’re on a website, cookies are important for things like online shopping – for example they’ll remember the items in your shopping basket and make sure they stay there until you complete your transaction.
Are cookies safe?
Yes, cookies are harmless text files. They can’t look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can’t carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Why should I keep cookies switched on?
We advise you to keep cookies active during your visits to our website because parts of the site may rely on them to work properly. For example, you won’t be able to sign in to your account if cookies are disabled.
We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website may rely on them to work properly.
You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them, or to accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using.
To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser, please refer to your browser's settings menu.
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