Cookies are small text files, typically of letters and numbers stored on a user’s computer or other recognisable browsing device when the user accesses certain websites. The cookies are subsequently sent back to the original website on each visit. This permits the website to recognise a user’s device and distinguishes the user from other website users, based on their activity on the website.
Note that the cookies contain information about the activity of the user’s device, browsing patterns and operating system but don’t include any personal or confidential information about the user — such as their name or address.
Should the user require, they can restrict access or block cookies to this website, or indeed any other website via their browser settings. Here are the links that explain how to manage cookies depending on the user’s browser. Note that these settings apply to all websites not just this one: