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Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and are widely used in order to either make websites, work more efficiently, let you navigate between pages, remember your preferences, and generally improve your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
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However, you can decide whether or not to accept cookies. There are several ways to manage cookies, including through your internet browser's settings, third-party browser plug-ins or add-ons, applications designed to manage cookies, and "opt out" mechanisms.
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There are many stand-alone applications which help manage cookies, such as the internet security and safety applications offered by Norton and McAfee. Try searching reputable third-party websites to find additional options.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu
For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies