What are cookies?
Cookies are information files the web server sends to your browser, thus allowing the server to collect feedback from the browser. Cookies are stored on the user's computers to improve the user's experience with the website. They make the user recognisable and adapt the website to their preferences. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they belong to, the period they are stored on the user's computer, and a unique number.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used to adapt the website’s content to the preferences of the individual user and to optimise the experience on the website. They are also used to compile anonymous aggregate statistics that help us understand how users interact with the website, which helps improve the structure and content without having access to personal user information.
Do cookies contain personal information?
The personal information generated through cookies can only be used to perform certain operations for the user. Such information is encrypted in a manner that makes it inaccessible to unauthorised parties.
As a rule, the applications used to browse the internet allow cookies to be stored by default. This setting can be changed to block the automatic saving of cookies in the browser, or the user can choose to be informed every time cookies are saved on the computer. Detailed information about the different ways cookies are handled can be found in the application (web browser) settings.
Restricting cookies may affect some website functionalities.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found under "options" or in the "preferences" menu. You can use the browser's "help" option for more details.