A cookie is a small text file which is sent to/stored on your computer or mobile device by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website.
Our cookie(s) will collect information relating to your use of our site – such as if you are a registered user or not for verification purposes. Several functions require this information, for instance to work out your ancestors, descendants or plot relationships to other people. It also permits us to allow/restrict user access to data depending on a users rights – thus protecting information marked ‘private’ or related to those who are deemed ‘living’.
How can I manage or opt out of cookies
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you will certainly lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.
Please be aware that deleting or blocking cookies will reduce the functionality of the site.
To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your web browser.