On 26th May 2011 a law was introduced which directly affects how your website uses Cookies and similar technologies which store information on a users equipment.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) gave companies 1 year in order to become compliant, however as the 1 year anniversary of this law and the compliance deadline approaches there still seems to be so much confusion.
A cookie is a small file, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a users device.

Tools such as Google Analytics use Cookies, this enables website owners to monitor traffic across their website, using this data they can improve the user experience and ensure they are providing relevant content.
This Website uses Google Analytics to monitor the websites performance. This is the only use of cookies on this site.