What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites send to your computer to help analyse traffic, keep track of your online shopping basket contents or to remember you when you return to a site (counting you as a return visitor, rather than a new one). Basically cookies let web applications see you as an individual.
There’s a useful FAQ about cookies on aboutcookies.org.
The Carrot website uses Google Analytics to monitor site traffic. Google Analytics uses 1st party cookies to ensure reliable tracking and protect visitor privacy. We find that cookies help us tailor site content to suit your needs, as they allow us to see which pages or blog posts are popular and which ones are not.
Cookies don’t give a website access to your computer, or any personal information about you, other than that information that you choose to share with us.
How to disable cookies
It’s really easy to control cookies from your browser. You can block all sites from sending cookies, or add some sites to an exceptions list so that you can still do that vital online shop! You can also delete cookies have already been sent to your computer.
Details on how to control or delete cookies can be viewed over at aboutcookies.org (it also has a pretty decent recipe for offline cookies as well).