Since May 2012, the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations have legally obliged all UK websites to inform website visitors about cookies being used to collect information about their use of the website. A cookie is a text file stored on your computer or other device, during and after you visit a website. Cookies are used by most websites for a variety of reasons including increased security, analysis of visitor website browsing patterns and frequency, to store usernames to prevent re-typing, and for marketing tools to filter and direct information and advertising at what are considered the user’s interests, whether commercial or otherwise.
WordPress.com privacy, from Automattic, the developers of the WordPress blogging platform.
More information for UK website developers can be found at Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Changing your cookie settings will not affect your enjoyment and safe use of this website, but can affect the performance of other websites you visit, if you block all or some cookies.
Changing cookie settings is achieved differently in different Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) Refer to your browser’s Help menu. Cookie settings can often be found in the Settings or Tools menu.
There are many resources on the Internet about how to manage cookies. The following website provides brief, easy-to-use tutorials on how to block cookies: