The Basic Principles
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a Web site transfers to the cookie file of the browser of your computer's hard disk so that the Web site can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookie are used on the Web site:
Session Cookies that are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Web site.
Persistent Cookies can help a Web site to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly
Session Cookies: We use session cookies to allow you to carry information across pages of the Web site and avoid having to re-enter information.
Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to help us recognize you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to the Web site and to allow us to tailor content and the presentation of the Web site to match your preferences.
We use information from both types of cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Web site and to help us improve the structure of the Web site. We cannot identify you personally from this information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, if cookies are disabled you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Web site.