What is a cookie?
Cookies are called information items that are transferred from the website to your computer’s hard drive. These are small information files that allow web sites to be saved and re-access information about user browsing habits.
Cookies are used by most web sites as they are one of the many tools that help to tailor web content to user needs. Cookies allow websites to provide services tailored to users’ needs (for example, by remembering login data, keeping purchases in a shopping cart, or displaying only specific content that is relevant to the user).
Cookies are different: Temporary Cookies (or Session Cookies) – Removed when the browser is closed; permanent cookies – are not removed and remain until they are removed by active action or until their validity expires.
How to remove a cookie?
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can disable cookies in your browser, but be aware that if you do so, you may lose the ability to use the many features necessary to make the website work as well. If you need more information about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed, independent information on how to disable cookies through your browser preferences and how to remove cookies that are already on your computer. To remove cookies from your mobile phone, you will need to read the phone’s instruction manual.
Types of cookies
Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for you to look after the website and use its features, such as access to secure website areas. In addition to these cookies, you would not be able to have your desired services, such as online shopping.
Performance enhancing cookies: These cookies collect information about when users are using a particular web site, such as which pages are visited most often, and whether visitors to web pages receive error messages. These cookies do not collect information that allows you to identify the site visitor. All information collected by these cookies is generic and therefore anonymous. It is used only to improve site performance.
Functional cookies: these cookies allow the website to remember your chosen things (such as your name, language, or region) and offer enhanced personalized features. The information collected by these cookies can be made anonymous, and they can not monitor your browsing activity on other websites.
Target or promotional cookies: These cookies are used to display advertisements that should be of interest to you and your interests. They are also used to see certain ads for a limited number of times and to help measure the effectiveness of your campaign.