Don't get too excited. Unfortunatley we are not talking about those types of cookies.
We mean cookies which are small files sent to your computer or mobile device. These allow us to see that you have been to our website before.
How do we use them
Our site sends the cookie and uses the cookie number to recognise you when you return to our site.
Cookies belong to each site so only the site that has sent a cookie can read it and use it. The cookie file is stored on your computer or phone.
All websites have the ability to send a cookie to your browser (eg: Chrome, FireFox or Internet Explorer) if your browser lets it.
This is often used to measure how popular a site is and how it's being used.
Cookies can be session based or temporary. These types of cookies stop when you close your browser or when you’ve been on the site for a long time without doing anything.
Other cookies called persistent or permanent cookies are usually stored on your device and last for a set length of time.
When you visit our site the pages that you see are downloaded to your device. At the same time a cookie is downloaded.
This happens in the case of most websites.
You can find out more about how cookies work on the BBC website.