Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small files known as cookies on your device. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies provide a significantly improved experience for you when using some of the functionality on the site, for example:
Not having to give the same information several times
Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
Measuring how many people are using the site to ensure there's enough capacity so that pages load quickly
Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the web site so we can make it better