What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
What are the different types of cookies?
There are three different types of cookies:
|Session cookies||these are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed.|
|Permanent cookies||these remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six months. Click here to read more about Google Privacy.|
|Third-party cookies||these are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc...|
Can cookies be erased or blocked?
You will be invaded by Internet cookies whichever browser you use (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla etc.).
Click here to read more about ICC UK Cookie Guide.