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.
Types of cookies:
There are three different types of cookies:
1) Session cookies: These are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed.
2) Permanent cookies: These remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six months.
3) Third-party cookies: These are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behavior, demographics etc.
Can cookies be blocked or erased?
Most browsers allow you to refuse and accept cookies. You can consider the following: