A "cookie" is a text file containing small amounts of information that websites may store on your computer, tablet or mobile phone to help carry out various useful functions, such as:
- Remembering your login when returning to a site, or across multiple sites, to save you having to re-enter this information every time
- Remembering personalization of a site, such as selecting the content you want to view or which page should be your default landing page
- Tracking your use of a site so the website owner can ascertain how to more effectively target their content to you and determine where their site needs improvement
It is important to understand that cookies do not hold financial information, and when used for website tracking, they are simply tracking your use, not your personal data.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytic solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track information such as, the time you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Unfortunately in most cases, there are no industry-standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a website. It is recommended that you leave all cookies on if you are not sure in case they provide a service that you use.
You can, however, prevent the settings of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for doing this).
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