‘Cookies’ are small packets of data which your browser may save onto your computer or other device when you visit a website.
We’re not experts on this stuff, but we understand that the majority of uses are benign – for example, a site may save a cookie to your computer to show that you are logged in, or that you have visited the site before.
What about other, less benign uses?
Well, have you ever noticed those adverts that seem to follow you around the Internet? Those are triggered by cookies on your computer…
You visited site A and looked at, say a pair of shoes.
Then you go off to site B, and surprise, up comes an ad for that very same pair of shoes!
At the moment we don’t do this sort of thing on any of our sites. But some of our sites carry advertisements that may be triggered by cookies you picked up elsewhere.
What can you do if you’re worried about this?
A good start would be to learn more about how your favorite browser protects you (or doesn’t…).
It’s possible, for example, to visualise and delete the cookies saved on your computer.
Or write to us for more information. The contact email is at the bottom of each page on all of our sites.