A cookie is a piece of information that is saved to the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. It remembers information about the configuration of your computer or mobile device and will remember that you’ve visited before. This improves your website browsing experience by storing information so that you don’t have to give it several times.
Cookies may be either persistent or session cookies. A persistent cookie with remain valid and functional until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date); in contrast a session cookie will expire when the web browser is closed by the user.
How we use the information gathered
We use the information gathered by cookies to measure information about our website usage. We can learn which pages on our site are being viewed and how many visitors are using different sections. This allows us to assess how useful the site in and improve the usability of the website on an on-going basis.