Cookies themselves do not pose any risk as they will not contain viruses nor will they undermine the security of your PC. They are simply used to improve and speed up your online experience by letting websites remember who you are and what your preferences might be, such as when a bookseller suggests a book or film that you might like based upon what you looked at last time you visited.
Cookies can be divided into three types:
Essential cookies are necessary for the working of the website and to enable features such as shopping baskets.
Functional cookies allow the website to remember your username and your choices so that it may provide more personal features.
Tracking & Performance cookies enable us to check how our website is performing and how, for example, visitors arrive at our website. This information is anonymous and analysed by organisations such as Google analytics. We do not use or allow advertising cookies nor will we distribute your information to third parties.