WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s web browser. A cookie does not contain software programmes, spyware or viruses and most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience e.g. enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COOKIES?

A cookie contains information linked from a web browser (the user) to a specific web server (the website). If a web browser accesses that web server again, the web server can read the last information processed.  Cookies ensure a user-friendly experience and support safety efforts for many online offers and services, e.g. language preferences, privacy settings, shopping baskets on online shops, relevant adverts or in Yodel’s case it remembers your parcel reference for your session.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

Google analytics: This is to generate statistical information. The information is NOT personally identifiable; however if you want to opt out or remove the use of Google analytics visit here.

CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?

Yes, browsers offer cookie management settings usually found in the browsers tools option. Browsers can also enable users to delete specific cookies; it is even possible to set a browser to reject all cookies. However choosing to disable all cookies could significantly affect your web browsing experience as many Internet services rely on cookies. See a list of how to manage all the different browser cookies here.