What are cookies?
A cookie is not a program and does not contain viruses. It does not identify who you are.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. They keep track of what happens during your visit, so as to recognise the computer the next time you visit the web site and use it. They improve usability and collect anonymized statistics that we use to make our site better.
What cookies do we use and why?
The law says that we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For other types of cookie we need your permission. This site uses different types of cookie. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
What kinds of of cookies are there?
Required cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Cookies for preferences allow the site to remember information that influences the way in which the site behaves or presents itself, such as your preferred language. Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with their site by collecting and transmitting information in an anonymous form. This allows them to make the site more user-friendly. Cookies for advertising are used to monitor visitors’ behaviour on web sites that have advertisements. Their purpose is to display relevant ads for the individual user.
There are generally two types of cookie, “HTLM cookies” and “flash cookies”. HTML cookies are typically run by the browser, while flash cookies are run by a program. A website can contain both browser and flash cookies. In general, cookies can be divided into these categories:
1. Session cookie: Session cookies set by the website or by 3rd parties are used to recognize you as you move around the page and remember if you are logged in, for example. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
2. Persistent cookie: Persistent cookies are set by the website or by 3rd parties . They are stored on the user’s device and expire after a given time interval.
Can I delete cookies?
If you do not want cookies, you can always delete them and you can still navigate around most of the site. You can of course delete your cookies after each visit.
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