What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone, which can be delivered directly by the website you visit (first-party cookies) or in collaboration and for the needs of the website you visit by a third party (third-party cookies). Cookies usually store your settings, website preferences, such as preferred language or similar settings. Later, when you open the same website again, the internet browser sends back the cookies that belong to that site. This allows the site to display information tailored to your needs. Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information. Such information can only be stored if you enable it – websites cannot access information you haven’t provided them and cannot access other files on your computer.
Social networks may also place cookies on your computer. This occurs on websites that allow you to log in and register through social network accounts and if you share website content on social networks (e.g., via a “Like” button). The specific impact on your privacy will vary from social network to social network and depends on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. You can learn how to manage these cookies on their websites.
How to disable cookies?
If you wish, you can disable the storage of cookies on your computer, but blocking all cookies may have a negative impact on the use of many websites, including this one. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your internet browser. If you want to delete or disable cookies on your computer, you need to update your internet browser settings (for information on how to delete and disable cookies, look in your browser by selecting the help menu).