This section gives more information about cookies, particularly why we use them on our websites. It also guides you how to manage the cookies that are stored on your device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites – or visit websites that use the same cookies – they recognize these cookies and therefore your browsing device. Cookies are designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as your language preference) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in or recording which pages were visited).
Are cookies dangerous?
No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs and they cannot be executed as a code. All modern versions of popular web browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their devices.
Can cookies threaten user’s privacy?
Cookies are stored on the user’s device. They cannot access the hard drive, so they cannot read other information saved on the hard drive or obtain user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to the website.