So, here is more of a breakdown!
2 – A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to your browser and then stored there. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a new page from the server, or you take an action such as adding an item to your basket.
3 – Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser until a set expiry date. A persistent cookie can, however, be deleted by a user at any point. A session cookie will expire at the end of your user session i.e. when you close your browser.
4 – Cookies do not typically contain information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
5 – We use both session and persistent cookies to make your user experience more useful
6 – Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. However, doing so will mean that we will be unable to operate simple functions such as the cart and checkout. To explain this, a session cookie would store information in your browser about which item you added to your basket. Therefore, when you click on a different page we are able to remember what item you added to your cart so you can then go on and checkout.
7 – Blocking all cookies will have a detrimental impact on the usability of many websites.
8 – Deleting cookies will also have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
9 – Cookies are your friends.