A cookie is a text file that a website can request to save on the website visitor’s computer. Cookies are often used to give visitors access to various functions or services on the site. The information in the cookies varies from site to site, but usually it’s about information that improves the user experience of the website. There are two types of cookies: cookies and session cookies.
- Cookies are normally used to tell the visitor what has happened on the site since he visited the site last. This type of cookie may also be used to compile statistics and to save your user name and password for login to services. The storage time of the cookie is set by the website.
- Session cookies can be used while the visitor is active on the site. These cookies are stored only temporarily in your computer’s working memory and are automatically deleted when the user closes their browser. A common use for this type of cookies to keep track of temporary settings such as language, CSS or similar. They can also facilitate certain type of site navigation.
If you do not accept cookies, your browser can be set to automatically deny the storage of cookies or are informed every time a website asks to store a cookie. The browser can also delete previously stored cookies.