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A cookie is simply a small file that a web site places on your computer to store information. The process itself is totally benign and can even be helpful when cookies do useful things like store your shopping cart information between sessions, save you from the hassle of logging into a site every time you open and close your browser, and other helpful time savers.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. We use this information only for statistical analysis purposes. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any personal information about you. None of the cookies we use have any link with advertising material, they are simply to record traffic to our site, whether it came from a search engine, and similar information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you do not want to have cookies on your computer you shoud take steps now to restrict them on your browser settings. On most sysytems you can go into Internet Options, either directly from the browser options tab, or from the Control Panel. For further help have a wee look at http://www.howtogeek.com/63721/how-to-block-all-cookies-except-for-sites-you-use/.