For those of you who used to watch Sesame Street, this page has nothing to do with the "Cookie Monster". Come to that it has nothing to do with chocolate chips either!
We are talking here about computer software cookies. I could try and explain them, but to do so is far beyond my level of technical inability, and I wouldn't wish to mislead you. If you are interested, can I point you in the direction of either an Internet Search Engine such as Google or Yahoo, or an online encyclopaedia such as Wikipedia.
To facilitate the original draconian interpretation of this regulation, websites were built which mandated cookie acceptance on the part of the user, and our website currently belongs to that generation of software. Since our site was designed and built, the interpretation of the regulation has relaxed to the point of common sense, and many websites no longer have a requirement for acceptance of Cookies. Any future website we implement will not have this requirement, but at this time we have to use the site we've got, and Cookie Acceptance is essential for a number of features of the website to work, most significantly the checkout! If you have not accepted Cookies, there should be a large box at the top of the page asking you to do so, and if this is not present, then there will be a white triangle with a 'C' in it, in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Thanks for reading this far, hopefully we haven't bored you too much!!!