What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are placed on your device by a website that you visit. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information that can be read by the website on any subsequent visit by you. The information stored in a cookie relates to how you browse the website and allows the website to remember you and your preferences when you return to it. More information on cookies, including how to disable cookies, can be found on aboutcookies.org.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website, and are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies remain after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences when you return. These cookies can only be used when you have given your consent for them.
There is also a cookie set when closing the cookie consent notification, so you do not need to close it every time you visit the website. This cookie is necessary and so is not based on consent.
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.