We only do good cookies
When most of us hear the word 'cookie' we can't help but think
of a lovely Custard Cream or a wee Fig Roll. Sadly, that's not the
sort of cookie we're talking about. In the world of digital,
cookies can be very important.
Cookies are terribly helpful little things.
A cookie is filled with data files that are placed on your
computer or portable device each time you visit a website.
They help websites remember certain aspects of your visit - such
as any choices you've made or forms you've filled in. You must have
experienced that feeling of joy after your browser has timed out
and expecting to lose the entire form you've just filled in, all of
the information is still there when you refresh that page! That all
Cookies remember the things you clicked on and the things you
were most interested in, which can be useful too. So why is
everyone going crazy about cookies all of a sudden? Well, that's
what we're getting to.
In 2012, the EU unveiled new regulations affecting the use of
These regulations changed the way that websites deliver cookies,
so you may have noticed that a lot of websites now ask you to
accept any cookies they may drop on your computer or device.
We use what are referred to as 'enhancement cookies' and they
improve your experience on our site. They also help our business
understand exactly how you use our site and give us ideas about how
we can make it better for you.
Here's the next big important fact that you should know. Ready?
You can decide whether you want to use the site with cookies or
without in a little panel at the top of the page. Don't just click
it away, read it and make sure that you're happy with the cookies
each site will use on your machine.
If you're totally against using cookies, full stop - you can
disable them in your browser settings. It's totally up to you,
although disabling cookies may affect your browsing experience and
you might not be able to access all of the services on our
And that would make us very sad indeed.
Now I think it's best if we both grab a coffee and raid the
cookie jar, because let's face it, if you're anything like us,
that's all you've been thinking about while you were reading