WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold data specific about a particular user and their use of websites. They can be accessed either by the web server or the user’s computer. The information stored by the cookie allows the server to deliver a page tailored to the user. Alternatively, the page itself can contain scripts which can read the data in the cookie and is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
This complies with the EU Directive issued on 25 May 2011 that requires websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.