What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed by most websites onto your PC. They allow websites to perform a variety of functions such as remembering that you have logged in, ensuring you have a stable and secure connection, remembering your preferences and much more. Most web sites depend on cookies to ensure the best user experience, to understand how the site is being used in order to optimise the experience, and to deliver relevant content.
They enable us:
1. - To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
2. - To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
3. - To speed up your searches.
Turning cookies off in your browser
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Enabling+and+disabling+cookies
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies • Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
- Android: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022