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What Are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and serve appropriate information.

You can find more information about cookies at the following sites:

www.whatarecookies.org

www.youronlinechoices.eu

www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

and view the different categories of cookies here.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.  They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can see the cookie information on a websites Privacy Profile.