What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that help browsers navigate through a website. When a cookie is created by a website it is stored in the cookie folder on your device. The location of this folder varies depending on which device and browser is being used. Browsers will access this folder each time the website that created it is visited.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for a variety of different reasons these can range from allowing a login to a website, to remembering settings selected in earlier visits. Cookies are used by websites to store information on a computer, they are needed because websites are unable to access other files on your device. Essentially, they are the memory of an internet browser and are stored in a format that facilitates easy retrieval.
How can cookies be removed?
If you do not wish to receive cookies when visiting websites the browsers settings can be updated to reject requests by websites to set cookies. However, it is important to note that some websites may have limited functionality without the ability to set cookies and others may stop working altogether. If cookies are disabled on our website the login area will not be able to authenticate a user and, as a result, access to this area of the website will be disabled.