A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer from a website the first time you visit the site. It is stored on your computer. A cookie is just a text file, and thus cannot damage your computer in any way. The information stored in a cookie contains no personal information such as name, email address or other personal information. A cookie is comparable to an electronic business card that is unique to your computer. The cookie’s task is to identify you when you return to the website. Cookies are not harmful.
Different kinds of cookies
Text cookies: A cookie is a small text file that allows a website to recognize the visitor. Text cookies contain no personal information. A website can only read cookies that it has created itself.
Session cookies: In order for a website to be able to distinguish the various visitors from each other, it uses session cookies. This type of cookie is stored only as long as the visitor’s browser is open. The cookie creates a unique identity for the visitor while visiting the website. It is then removed.
What are cookies used for?
What are web beacons?
Web beacons are small graphic images that are used to send anonymous statistics to a statistics tool, which monitors how the website is used. These graphics are invisible to the visitor.
If you wish, you can choose to block cookies in your browser. You do this by going into the security settings of your browser. This may mean that you are unable to use certain services on some websites. If you are unsure how to block cookies, contact your IT support or your local computer store.
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