Cookies are not programs, they don't do anything at all. A cookie is simply a small text file, typically containing two peices of information: a website address, and a unique user ID. Cookies cannot contain viruses, and cannot damage your computer.
Cookies may also be used by a website to remember things, such as what is in your ‘shopping cart’, adding items as you click. This is why cookies are often essential - as some features may not work without them.
The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.
If you own a website - yes, however you no longer need to ask for explicit permission.
Here is a comical (yet factual) video to explain more about the cookie law.
We use Google Analytics to track how you use the website, this includes: which pages you visit, how long you stay on a page, and your approximate location. Note that you cannot be personally identified, as data is anonymoused.
Using a contact form on this website may use a cookie to remember what you send us. Google Invisible reCaptcha is a script to prevent robots submitting forms - which may also use a cookie.