Cookies and how they work
What is a cookie?
Cookies are data stored on your computer by a website you visit. In some internet browsers, cookies have their own file.
Cookies store information such as your preferred language or other personal page settings. If you visit this website again later, the internet browser will return the stored cookie information to the site. This allows you to see individual and customized information.
Cookies may contain a variety of information that personally identifies the visitor (such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number). However, a website only has access to personal information that you provide yourself. For example, a page can not determine your email address without your intervention. Also, a website can not access other files on your computer.
If you use the cookie default settings, these activities will go unnoticed and you will not know when a page is storing a cookie or when a browser sends cookie information to a web site. However, you may be able to configure the internet browser so that you can previously approve or reject the saving of a cookie. You may also be able to limit the lifetime of cookies to your current Internet browser session.
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