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, remembering login details, keeping purchases in a shopping cart, or displaying only content that is specific 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 turn off cookies in your browser, but be aware that if you do so, you may lose access to the many features that are required to make the website work as well. If you need more information about cookies, visit http://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 user guide for your phone.
Types of cookies
Required cookies: These cookies are required to scan the website and use its features, such as access to secure website areas. Without these cookies, you would not be able to have your desired services, such as online shopping.
Functional 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 the visitor to identify the site. 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 choices (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.