A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. We use session cookies to allow registered users full access to all parts of our site.
These remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). We use persistent cookies to recognise you as a unique visitor when you login to our site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser, but you will not be able to view those pages accessible only to registered users.