Peter Faunch, Design for Print and web
Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser as you use the web. They are designed to hold a tiny amount of data to allow websites to do things like remember your settings or whether you have visited the site before.
In common with most websites we use a system to measure the amount of traffic to our site.
It allows us to understand things like how many people have viewed our site in a given period, how often people visit and what the most popular types of content are. We use this information to help us improve the site in lots of ways. For example, we may realise something we think is a particularly good bit of content is not being viewed as often as we would expect, we may then decide to make that content more easy to find via the site navigation options.
In nearly all cases the information processed by the system is anonymous.
On this site you will see buttons that allow you to share items of interest through Social Networks such as Facebook and other sites that enable sharing. When launched these buttons may also create cookies within your browsers.
You have several options to allow you to block or delete cookies that are created by this and other websites.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store.
To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for you browser:
Cookies are very small text files that most websites store on your computer when you visit them.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and remembering your preferences.