A “cookie” is a small file, which will be stored on your computer, mobile device or any other device belonging to the user and which is connected online. The cookie is installed via the request sent by a web server to a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard drive user). Cookies play a very important role in facilitating access to and delivery of multiple services that you can enjoy on the Internet.
Cookies provide page owners with information about how pages are used by Internet users, so that the pages become more accessible to users and can include applications or features of the page to create a more useful browsing experience.
The ability to enable, disable or delete analytics cookies can also be enabled at the browser level. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located in the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” sections). Disabling a cookie or a category of cookies does not delete that cookie from your browser; you will need to do this from within the browser.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies are on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Advantages of use.
A cookie contains information that creates a link between a web browser (user) and a web server (web page). If a browser accesses the web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies may contain a variety of information to provide better customer service through web pages, for example: online privacy preferences, page language preferences, or relevant advertising.
The purpose of using cookies.
Improve user experience and functionality
Statistics and analysis
For more details, use the browser’s “Help” option or the links listed below to configure cookies:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10-win-7
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265