WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHY DO WEBSITES USE THEM?
Cookies are small files placed by websites into the browsers of users as they visit. Cookies allow websites to perform a variety of tasks, ranging from simple analysis of user behaviour right through to a fully personalised experience for each user.
This website uses only very simple analytic cookies, with all the technology being provided by Google. Firstly, we employ Google Analytics to help us understand where in the world people are using our website (based on computer i.p. address), what browsers they are using, how they found us, and how they navigate around the website. This information helps us to provide a better experience for our customers. In theory. :)
The second type of cookies are those used by the Google Ads served on our pages. These are what give you that strange feeling of deja-vu when you see advertisements for things you were only thinking about the other day. But really all that's happened is that Google's cookies have tagged your browser when you have viewed, or clicked on, an ad on another website
None of your personal information (such as your name, address, date of birth, etc) is available to these cookies.
WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT IT?
If you are unhappy about websites following you about in this manner you can change your privacy settings by accessing your browser's 'Help' menu. Be aware that this may affect your experience of certain websites (although they will probably notify you of this anyway). You will also find in the browser help the option to delete cookies already stored by your browser.