A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For instance they may allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Refusing cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Updated September 2020