The software this site runs on does put some cookies on your computer by default. These are not used to track you across different sites, or for any other purpose that would compromise your privacy. The cookies from this site are simply used to track your position within the site, to provide better functionality.
Do note that if you do not accept cookies from this site, you will not be able to log in to any account you may have here.
However, some people may not wish to accept cookies from this site, or possibly not from other sites either. If you are one of these people, you can choose to block cookies from this site. The same process will also enable you to block cookies from any other site on the web, should you choose to do so.
From your broswer toolbar, select "Tools", then select "Internet Options". There will be a "Privacy" tab at third from left, at the top of the pop-up. Select this, then select "Sites". This will open a second pop-up.
You may now enter the address of any site that you wish to block cookies from. Make sure the "Block" button is highlighted, then select "OK". This will close the second pop-up. Select "OK" again to close the first pop-up.
All cookies from that site will now be blocked.
On the home page of the site you wish to block, right click anywhere on the page. Select "Page Info" from the pop-up menu, then select "Permissions". Underneath "Set Cookies", remove the check mark from "Use Default". Change the setting to "Block". Now close the menu.
Offical Firefox documentation here: Block cookies for a single site
Chrome is a bit of a nuisance, because to disallow cookies from one site you have to disallow them from all sites, and then add exceptions for any site you wish to accept cookies from. However, if you want to do this, open the Chrome menu on the toolbar, select "Settings", then select "Advanced Settings".
Under "Privacy", select "Content Settings", then "Cookies". This section enables you to disallow cookies from all sites, and to add exceptions on a per site basis.
Official Google Chrome documentation here: Manage your cookies and site data
Safari is a nuisance too. From the toolbar menu select "Safari", then "Preferences", then "Privacy". In the "Block Cookies" section you can specify whether or not to accept cookies from all sites.
Official Safari documentation here: Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion): Manage cookies
You know now as much about blocking cookies as we do. Whether or not you choose to block them is entirely up to you.
The staff are happy to add instructions for other browsers if requested. Enjoy your browsing.