Cookies are small data files which are sent to your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc) from a website you visit. They are stored on your electronic device (Laptop, Desktop Computer, Smart Phone etc) until they are meant to expire or the user clears them.
Cookies are used by a website for a range of reasons.
Some common reasons are:
When a cookie is stored on your computer, it is given an expiry date. The operator of the website that sent the cookie sets the expiry date of the cookie.
All modern web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc) also give you the option to clear cookies from your computer yourself. You must refer to your web browsers user manual for doing this.
Yes you can. There are a number of options available to prevent your web browser receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only "trusted" sites to send them, or to only accept them from the site you are currently visiting. You must refer to your web browsers user manual for doing this.
However, please note that by blocking cookies for the Special Risks Bureau site you will be unable to receive correct quotes and other aspects of the site might not function correctly.