What is a cookie?
Almost every website uses cookie technology. Cookies are small files that store user settings. They are created by your browser every time you enter a website. Some of them may remain on your device after the browser is closed.
On your next visit using the same device, the browser can check if a relevant cookie (i.e. a file containing the name of the website) is saved on the device, and can send the data it contains to the website that saved the cookie. This way a re-visiting user can be recognised and the content shown can be customised for them in some cases.
Advantages of cookies
Cookies make it easier for users to browse websites they have already visited before. If a user is using the same device and browser as before, cookies enable storing their preferences.
No cookie files used in our websites store any information that enable the user to be identified.
Controlling and deleting cookies
Most browsers offer the ability to accept or reject all cookies, accept only certain cookie types, or notify the user each time a website attempts to save a cookie. Users can also easily delete cookies that the browser had previously saved on the device.
Managing and deleting cookies differs depending on the browser.
You can find detailed information on this subject using your browser’s Help system or by visiting the www.allaboutcookies.org website, which contains a step by step explanation of how to control and delete cookie files in most browsers.