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The website is designed to be viewable on most types of devices. To date it has been tested on desktops, iPhones and iPads.
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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).
A cookie isn’t a program itself and doesn’t actively do anything on a user’s computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user’s experience of a website.
A cookie simply allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.
Why are Cookies used?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:
- remembering what items a user may have added to a shopping basket or an itinerary as the user moves between pages on a website.
- saving a user’s preferences to allow them to customise a website.
- measuring what users do on a website to ascertain which parts of a website are popular, how long they spend on a website, how often users return, where they come from etc.
How do I disable cookies?
Each browser has different settings which allow a user to adjust their particular cookie permissions.