What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that are created by a website and stored by your browser. They are text files, and are often encrypted.
What are the types of Cookies?
Session cookies hold information about your site visit that helps move from page to page, and keeps a track of your user status. Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website. If you closed your browser and re-opened it, any data stored in a session cookie would be lost.
Persistent Cookies hold information between site visits. They are useful to remember settings between visits, such as preferences in site behavior, or shopping cart information. Persistent cookies have an expiry date,
Cookies help with the functions and services offered by the website. They ensure the smooth running of pages, personal preferences, and, in the case of Google Analytics, they can help us better understand how our site is used, and help us plan new features, services and articles.
Do I have a choice?
Yes you do. You can block cookies from specific websites, or all websites, using your browser settings. However, in doing so you may prevent the website from carrying out important functions, so may receive a degraded experience.