What are cookies anyway?  A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.

So when you land on for the first time (or haven't visited for ages), you see a little dialogue box pop up and tell you that you're on a site that's using cookies, and are you OK with that?  To make the dialogue box disappear, you click the 'Got It!' box.  So what's just happened?

You've given us permission to use a little bit of software (a cookie) to analyze which pages you visit.  This helps us understand our own traffic and improve our website by tailoring it to your needs.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

So there you have it - cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  No biggie.

Rest assured, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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