Cookies are typically small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device [iPhone, Blackberry etc] when you first visit their website. The cookie can help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar small data files can also do the same thing. Saint Barbara use the term 'cookies' in this policy statement to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions that cookies can serve. For example, they can help computers to remember your viewing preferences or they can analyse how well a website is performing. Cookies can also be used to recommend content that is likely to be suited to your browsing behaviour.
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