What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small file consisting of a plain text information string that a web site transmits to the web browser of your computer hard drive, temporarily storing it for the duration of your visit to the site, or sometimes for longer, depending on your needs Type of cookie. Cookies have different functions (for example, to differentiate between you and other users of the same website, or to remember certain facts about you, such as very specific preferences) and are used by most websites for a higher-quality user experience.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser and contains anonymous information. Typically, a cookie contains the name of the domain from which it came, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated, unique number).
Types of cookies
Below are the main types of cookies that could be used by websites.
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your web browser for the duration of your visit only and are deleted when you close the browser.
These remain even after closing the browser in the cookie file of your web browser, sometimes a year or more (depending on the exact lifetime of the specific cookie). Persistent cookies are used when the site owner may need to know your identity for longer than just a browsing session (for example, to remember your username or site design preference).
These are cookies that are placed on your browser and / or hard drive by the current website you are visiting. This requires a unique identity to track your movements on the site. Website owners often use first-party cookies for session management and recognition purposes.
These are cookies that third parties, such as social networks, use to track your visits to various websites where these third parties advertise. The website operator has no control over these third-party cookies.
Cookies on this website and their management
On this website we use the cookies described in the table below to improve the application possibilities for our website visitors. You are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of these cookies at any time. Removing or opting out of cookies on this site should not affect the functionality of the site. However, you may experience difficulties navigating the site, and some features of the site may become unavailable. In addition, disabling a cookie or a cookie category does not cause an existing cookie to be deleted by a browser; this must be done separately within your own browser. See the ‘Help’ function of your Internet browser.
The following table contains information about the cookies we use on this website. How to disable them and how they affect website functionality. For more information on the management of certain cookie types, their control or how they are deleted, visit www.aboutCookies.org.