A “cookie” is a small text file. It is placed on the browser of your website visitor, by your website.
Some cookies can be classed as “personal data” in that they can potentially be used to identify private individuals.
The GDPR states that the user has to give “consent” to allow the cookies to be used.
The problem is that most websites won’t work if you don’t allow certain cookies to operate. What GDPR seeks to do is prevent some of the more aggressive cookies from tracking your movement around a website and beyond.
There are other cookie management systems. Where possible we will demonstrate them on the website. However your membership means that essential cookies are in use (for example the one that remembers whether or not you are logged in)