What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file embedded in your hard drive by the server of the site you are visiting. This file is neither a virus nor spyware.
What are they used for?
Cookies are used to make surfing on the web easier for you. What happens when you visit an online shop for the first time is that the site’s server sends a file to your computer, which installs itself automatically on to the disk. Thanks to this cookie, you will be recognised the next time you visit the same site and you won’t have to enter all your details again. In a nutshell, cookies customise your web experience.
Types of cookies
There are three different types of cookies:
Can cookies be erased or blocked?
You will be invaded by Internet cookies whichever browser you use (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla etc.). Although there are no miracle solutions, you can consider the following:
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Further advice and resources
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