are small files stored on your computer when you visit a web site.
They are simple text files and as such cannot themselves interrogate
your computer or contain viruses.
Some cookies are essential
for a web site to function correctly and generally enhance your
web experience by remembering your preferences.
As an example when you click to close our cookie warning banner
a cookie records the event and ensures the banner does not appear
again during your session.
Cookies are necessary
for sites that use forms and selections such as online shops. We
use PayPal to handle purchases and payments in our online shop and
PayPal requires cookies to function correctly.
We do not employ
cookies used to record and relay information for market research.
Although regarded by some as spyware as they record and relay a
users browsing habits for marketing and advertising, they are in
themselves not harmful except that some of us may feel uncomfortable
with being tracked.