A cookie is a very small file which a website saves to your computer's hard drive in a folder designated especially for cookies. Cookie files are unique in this way as ordinarily, websites have no access to your computer's hard drive. Additionally, only websites which have set the cookie have access to their cookie file. For example, only Google can view cookies that have been set by Google.
Often cookies are used when a website needs to remember you, either for keeping you logged in, remembering items in a shopping cart, or for tracking when or if you have visited a website before.
Yes, it is possible to use the settings of your web browser to prevent cookies being set either globally (for every site), or just for specific websites. This website shows how to block cookies for the various web browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox. You do not need to allow cookies to use our website.
We use a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects (amongst other things)
Facebook Pixel allows us to know if any logged in facebook users have visited our website before, and if so, to show advertisements for our services on their facebook timeline. You can opt out of these advertisements via the settings for your facebook account, as explained here, or by disabling cookies in your web browser.
Our use of Facebook Pixel does not allow us to view any personally identifiable information about you. For more information on how Facebook collects and uses your information, please refer to Facebook's data policy.