Cookies are small files that are stored by your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer or Safari) when you visit websites on your computer or mobile device. They’re linked to the machine you use to visit the site, but not to you as an individual. They allow each website to store certain information, creating a ‘memory’ that enables it to recognise you and tailor content to improve your current and future visits.
store details that help to manage accounts, such as user login details
find out how people use the site to improve user experience
help provide relevant information
store information about media players, so that any video content appears correctly