What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a web site asks to store on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. Cookies are used on many websites to give the visitor access to various functions and to enhance the user experience. There are two kinds of cookies. Persistent cookies save a file for a limited time on your computer as the cookie has an expiry date. This kind of cookie is used for, e.g., functions that let you know what is new since your last visit to the particular website. The cookie is deleted on the expiry date the next time you return to the website that created it.
The other kind of cookies are session cookies and they lack expiry date. When the user is visiting a website the cookie is temporarily created in your browser, for example to keep track of which language the user has chosen. Session cookies are not stored for long on the user’s computer; they are deleted as soon as the user closes the web browser.
How to turn off cookies
If you don’t want cookies to be used, you can disable them in the browser settings. You can also delete stored cookies in the browser settings.
The way you can delete cookies depends on your web browser. Click on your web browser below for further information: