What is a cookie?
A cookie is usually a small piece of data which
is sent from a website and then stored in a your web browser
a website. When
you return to the same website in the future then the data
stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify
of your previous activity.
They are used commonly to store information eg for online purchases
and also to collect information anonymously.
use the Search facility on the website. The data collected is
in the form of the search term and how many times this term is
used in searches. This helps identify areas of the site which
are popular or unpopular and
areas which need further development.
can stop cookies being stored on your computer by altering your