Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to an internet user’s computer when the user accesses the website. There are basically two types of cookie, session and persistent.
Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the connection between the web server and the user’s computer, so that once a user is logged in they can move between the web pages on the same website without having to keep logging in. These are deleted at the end of the browsing session.
Persistent cookies are stored on the hard disk of the internet user's computer, unless the user has configured the web browser not to accept cookies. Persistent cookies can be used for authenticating users and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences, and to provide the website owner with information about how users use their site.
Third party cookies are where another website domain specifies a cookie and places it on your computer for the website you are viewing.
Please note that disabling all cookies may prevent you from accessing some websites.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire. SK9 5AF