Whenever you browse the web, sites will automatically download files onto your computer in order to help them to display properly. These may include image files to help you load the site’s graphics or html files to help tell the browser how to organise the page. Most users don’t know anything about these files and do not notice them being downloaded, or when they are automatically deleted a few months later. However, there’s also another type of file called the browser cookie, which helps improve your experience in other ways. A browser cookie is a tiny text file that stores basic information about you for the website to remember.
Some people tend to worry about the ability of cookies to store personal information due to the fact that a small minority of webmasters has, in the past, abused this ability. Unlike some other websites, we are explicit in promising never to provide your information to any third-party without your permission unless the law requires us to do so. This means that we never sell information gathered using cookies and we only use it for a very limited set of purposes including storing loan applications that have been abandoned half way through. Cookies will also delete themselves automatically after a set period of time so that you can be sure this information does not remain stored for an indefinite period of time.