Everyone knows they like cookies. Peter’s favourite favourite is Chocolate Chip. What some people aren't sure about are computer cookies. There's nothing to worry about when it comes to cookies, in fact they make the internet work better.
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help websites to remember you, analyse how well a website is performing, or even allow a website to recommend content that it believes will be most relevant to you. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use websites, or a user’s general location. I don't collect any personal information about you using the cookies on this website.
You can find out more about cookies by going to www.allaboutcookies.org.