WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that a website places on the hard disk of a website user's computer. The cookie file contains a small amount of information set by the web page server. Cookies are used for a variety of purposes such as remembering settings that personalise your web browsing experience. For example, you may want a website to remember your location so that you get a local weather forecast whenever you browse that website. Or you might want a website to remember you so that you don't have to log in every time you visit it. This functionality is achieved by the website placing a cookie on your computer containing some data that the website recognises as your settings or preferences when your computer visits it. Cookies are not computer programs, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, they cannot be executed as code and they have no intelligence, they are simply small pieces of text containing information which allows the web site to identify a user's computer.
WHY ARE COOKIES USED?
Cookies essentially fulfil four main purposes. It is possible for a single cookie to fulfil more than one purpose.
These purposes are:
1.Cookies that are necessary to provide a service requested by the user (e.g. a cookie that is set to enable a shopping basket to be compiled in a web shop) called "strictly necessary cookies";
2.Cookies which are designed to improve how a website works by collecting anonymous data about topics like how visitors use a website (e.g. which pages visitors go to most often) called "performance cookies";
3.Cookies that remember the choices you make when you visit a webpage such as language, name, location, and font size to enhance website functionality called "functionality cookies";
4.Cookies that store information about a user's browsing behaviour and are then used to tailor content which are called "targeting or advertising cookies". These types of cookies can be used to target users with banner advertising that the web site operator thinks may be of interest to the user based on the user's browsing habits recorded in the cookie. These cookies are often placed by advertising networks and often share information with third parties such as advertisers.
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MANAGING COOKIES THROUGH YOUR BROWSER
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will allow you to manage the cookies you accept via your browser settings.
Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:
Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to manage cookies using their mobile browser.
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