Cookies are small text files that ask permission to be placed on websites of the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites.
These files are then read by the website each time you return to the site. The text files allows the website to remember your device and how you interacted with the website, which is useful for a number of different reasons, such as site performance cookies that enhance the website use by remembering things such as previously searched fields.
Performance cookies/ functionality cookies help us recognise and track the number of visitors to our website and see how they use it. They also recognise repeat customers which enables us to personalise content, thus helping us improve our website.
You can however choose not to accept cookies as most browsers will give you the option automatically.
However, if you choose to decline this you may not be taking full advantage of the website.