A simple example of their use is a website that offers you a survey; Once you have either completed the survey (or declined), the website will normally store the fact that you have done so in a cookie. That way, on subsequent visits to that website your response to that survey will have been recognised in a cookie and you will not be bothered by being offered the same survey over and over again.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What cookies are used on this website?
- Necessary Cookies: These cookies are used to anonymously track a unique visitor to the website.
- Experience Cookies: These cookies are used to optimise the user experience of the website.
How to configure your cookie preferences
Every browser program (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc) provides the ability for the user to configure their preferences. Refer to the help section of your particular browser to find out how to configure your own preference.