Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. These pieces of information are created by a website's server and stored on your computer as small files.
Cookies are used for many purposes including things such as saving items in an online shopping cart or automatically logging you into your favourite websites. The most common type of cookie is an 'analytical' cookie; a cookie that is used to record general information about a website's users - things such as which browser they are using, which pages on a website are visited most often and from which country most visitors are viewing the website from. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information.