WHAT ARE COOKIES?
TYPES OF COOKIES
There are two main types of cookies:
- Session cookies: they are automatically deleted at the end of each browsing session, typically when the browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies: they remain until the expiry date and time set by the website or when manually deleted by the user.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie.
The ‘Help’ section within your browser should tell you how to manage cookies. You may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which provides information on how to control cookies in a wide range of desktop browsers.