What are “cookies”?
Cookies are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored on the users’ endpoint devices for the purpose of browsing web pages. These files allow the user’s device to be recognized and a web page customized to the user’s individual preferences to be displayed. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, their storage time on the user’s terminal equipment, as well as a unique number.
How do we use “cookies”?
Cookies are used for customizing the content of the web page to suit the user’s preferences and for optimizing the use of these web pages. They are also used for creating anonymous and aggregated statistics that help to understand how the web page is used by the user, which enables to improve their structure and content, excluding personal identification.
What types of “cookies” do we use?
There are two types of cookies: “session” and “permanent”. The first are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until the user logs out of the website or turns off the software (a web browser). “Permanent” files remain on the user’s device for the time specified in the cookie file parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Most of the browsers used on media accept “cookies” by default. If you want to change these default settings, you can do so by using the settings in your browser. Restricting the use of “cookies” may affect some of the functions available on the website.
How to turn off cookies in a web browser?