What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. It often includes a unique identifier and is stored on your device's hard drive.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Your browser is the computer program you use to access the internet. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it's already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.
For more information go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies
Services that need cookies to work
Some services need to store a cookie on your computer for them to work. These cookies are removed when you finish using the service. If cookies are blocked then these services will not work.
Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer
You can set your devices to:
- Accept all cookies
- Tell you when a cookie is being received
- Not receive cookies
Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by Bray Leino Learning you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the 'About cookies' website.
How to control or delete cookies
Mobile phones - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone's browser, see your handset manual.