What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer via your web browser when you visit websites. Cookies are used to save certain information that you have entered into your computer, such as your name, as well as recording information such as the last time you visited a website or how your browsed to a website. Most uses of cookies enables websites to enhance your future visits with things such as personalised greetings, showing you content that you have shown interest in previously or for gathering statistical information such as what browser users are using. Cookies are only by us to store data. They are not used for anything harmful, including things such as starting a process or programme on your computer on infecting your computer in any way.