A cookie is a short text that is sent to the browser by the website. This way the website remembers the settings (e.g. language) you chose, which makes your further visits to the webpage significantly easier. Therefore, cookies simplify internet browsing and enable an experience that is easy and faster. They are used by the majority of websites.
Let’s say cookies are a type of a file that is created by the website during your visit and used for saving information. This can provide much faster and easier browsing on webpage during next visits. There are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies that are created only temporary and save the information during your browsing. When closing the browser window, temporary cookies are deleted.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or other devices and are activated each time you visit the website.
|Records distinction between users and sessions.
|Records new users or new sessions.
|Records duration of the website visit.
|Records the source of the traffic.
|Users decision for accepting or declining cookies.
All browsers enable control over cookies. We’ve prepared instructions on how to access the cookie settings in the preferred browser:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: Start button > Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings
- Mozilla Firefox: Firefox menu > Preferences > Privacy
- Google Chrome: Chrome menu > Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings > Cookies
- Apple Safari: Safari > Preferences > Security
- Opera: Opera > Preferences > Advanced > Network
If you decide to delete or block cookies some websites and their functions might not work properly or equally effectively. At each visit you will receive a cookie notification.
In case you upgrade your browser or your device to a new version, the cookie settings must be re-edited.