What the Heck is a Cookie?!

I’m sure you’ve been inundated with information about cookies in relation to privacy, but if you want to know more, here’s what’s up:

This blog uses cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your computer to help the site provide a better user experience, and to assist me in improving the blog for you. An example of some of the cookies I use are for Google Analytics, affiliate link tracking, and some standard WordPress plugins.

They also do things like store a “cache” so your internet and computer remembers if you’ve visited a page and doesn’t have to re-download all that content from brand new. It takes away some of the heavy lifting and helps speed up page loads time etc.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.