Introduction to cookies

The aim of this site is to provide further information about all the different types of computer cookies, their uses, privacy and security concerns, how to manage them and give a broad overview of the law surrounding the use of cookies.

Hopefully, with a better understanding of what cookies are and what role they play when visiting websites, users can actively manage cookies that are saved on their computer. ie if you don’t trust a particular website you could block cookies for that site or alternatively if you trust a website you can always allow cookies.

For most web browsers the default is to accept all cookies.

If you are not sure if cookies are enabled, why not try our cookie detection tool. If cookies are enabled, then a cookie will be saved on your computer.