When you are browsing websites on the internet, many store tiny text files called cookies on your computer to help track your use of the site and to personalise your journey around the website. These cookies can be stored so that when you return to a website, its server can call the information from the cookies stored on your computer and tailor your experience of the site.
Cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. However, all browsers have the option of disabling cookies too.
To learn about how to change cookie settings for your browser, head to our Controlling Cookies page.