Cookies and Their Use
Cookies are small data files that websites store in your browser when you visit them. Cookies can contain various information, such as unique identifiers, preferences, settings, and data necessary for navigating between pages. Websites use these cookies to personalize and enhance the user experience.
What Types of Cookies Exist?
- Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of a website. They help provide basic functionalities during browsing, such as page navigation and the login process.
- Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how the website is used, such as which pages you visit most frequently and whether there are any technical issues with the site. This data is collected anonymously and aims to improve the quality and performance of the website.
- Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember your previous visits and chosen settings, providing a more personalized experience. For example, they can remember login information, language preferences, and selected regions.
- Advertising and Targeting Cookies: These cookies are placed in users’ browsers by websites’ advertising partners. Such cookies can collect information about website visits and your interests, which can then be used to display personalized advertisements.
How Can You Manage Cookies?
In your browser settings, you can generally choose to accept or reject cookies. To access these settings:
In Google Chrome: Go to the Chrome menu > Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security > Content settings > Cookies.
In Mozilla Firefox: Go to the Firefox menu > Options > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data.
In Microsoft Edge: Go to the Edge menu > Settings > Privacy, Search, and Services > Cookies and site permissions.
In Safari: Go to the Safari menu > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies and website data.