What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of information that is downloaded onto your device when you visit certain websites, and allows a website to recognise a users device. Cookies are used to help users navigate websites more efficiently, to remember user preferences, to and generally improve the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They can also help to ensure that adverts that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.<br><br/>