Last updated: 6th April, 2021
Cookies are used to understand how users interact with different services and thus how service providers can improve these ser. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the site. It is recommended that users accept the usage of cookies even if they are not sure whether they need them or not, in case they are necessary for a service that they use.
Cookies are used when users are logged in, so that the service provider can remember and identify you as users. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
When you submit data through a form such as a contact page or comment box, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Some of the cookies used are persistent, which means that they remain stored on your device for one year.
In some cases, service providers may provide you with custom content based on what you tell them about yourself, either directly or indirectly if you link a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow these service providers to provide you with content that they feel may be of interest to you.
Regularly, service providers may test new features and make subtle changes to the way the site is delivered, during this period, these cookies may be used to ensure that users receive a consistent experience on the site.
A lot of web browsers allow control of cookies through the settings. Users can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting their browser settings.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of most website. Disabling cookies will usually affect the functionality and certain features of sites.
We hope this article has clarified things for you. As previously mentioned, it's best to leave cookies enabled just in case they are needed while you use several websites. However, if you would still like more information, feel free to contact us.