Many websites will not function correctly if Cookies are disabled. Doing so may prevent you from using a shopping cart, booking engine, quick quote or social media plug-ins.
However you can customize your cookie settings to restrict or allow cookie security features. You can change the expiration time frames for storing your personal data to a shorter or longer depending on your preferences. If you are sensitive to your personal information being stored then you can regularly clear your cookies in your browser.
If you want to delete your cookies then you can by clicking the ‘Clear browsing data’ and ‘Delete cookies and other site data’ under Privacy settings on the Tools menu. To disable cookies altogether, then un-tick the box ‘Accept cookies from sites’ and ‘Accept third-party cookies’ under the Privacy settings. However, be aware that you may not be able to use or access many websites that need cookies to function.
More information about Cookie can be found on Irish Data Protection Commission website
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website places on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit the site. They are used by website owners to help users perform certain functions, such as a personalised preference page, user names, registered products and services. Every time a user goes back to the site, the browser retrieves and sends the cookie to the website’s server. Disabling the cookie may actually prevent the user from being able to use the website.
The Cookie Directive
All the information about the Cookie Directive can be found on the Irish Data Protection Commission website.