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Cable Television
TV broadcasting service that delivers signals to households via a fibre optic cable rather than a conventional aerial or a satellite dish.

Cache
A cache is a browsers temporary storage file. When you visit a web page, normally a copy of that page is placed in the cache to enable faster access on repeat usage.
However, with the Internet Banking service we do not cache pages.

Cookie
An information item placed on your computer by certain web sites you visit. This information can then be read by the same web site should you return at a later date. Some individuals see cookies as an invasion of privacy and so configure their web browser not to accept them.

Component Video
Used to send very high quality signals from a DVD player to a Television. Higher quality than SCART but carries video signal only, a separate cable must be used to carry sound.

Composite Video
Standard video signal used to send pictures down a cable e.g. from a TV to a VCR or camcorder to a TV.

Compression
Digital cameras use compression to reduce file size enabling a greater amount of images to be stored on the camera's memory. The more compression that is used the greater the loss in overall image quality. Settings are usually; Fine, Normal and VGA.

Converting CDs
You can convert your purchased CD music into MP3 format to use on your computer or portable digital music player i.e. an iPod. Most Digital Music Players will do this for you, also allowing you to choose the format your music is stored in.

Customised Streaming
Compile your own programme of tracks and then stream it.