A "Cookie” is a very small text file that is placed on your computer by a websites web server when you visit the website. They are used to make websites work and improve efficiency. Cookies are also used to ensure that we provide security when you use our website and also allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they are visiting.
A cookie in no way gives the website access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
This is standard practice for websites and most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, but restricting cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality of the website.