What are cookies?A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser at the moment of connection with a web page. When we refer to cookies ("cookies") in this policy, other techniques and tools that collect and store information in your browser are also included, as well as in cases where data is forwarded to third parties in a manner similar to cookies. Such examples are pixels, local storage, session storage, and fingerprinting.
The websites will "remember" and "recognize" you. This can be done by the placement of cookies in three different ways:
- During the session, in other words, until you close your browser window.
- For a limited time, in other words, the cookie has a pre-determined life span. The time can vary between different cookies.
- Until further notice, in other words, the data is kept until you choose to remove it. This is the case for local storage.
You can always go into your web browser and remove already existing cookies.
How to avoid cookies
Your web browser can be set to automatically deny cookies and you can also deny requests of cookie placements. You can clear old cookies by removing them from your hard drive or letting your web browser clear away old cookies. Note that you cannot use all the functions of a website if you do not have cookies activated.
How you can control the usage of cookies
When you visit the webpage, you will be asked if you accept cookies or not. Should you choose to limit, block, or erase cookies from your web browser, you can use said browser's settings to do so. Go to the Settings section of your computer or device to make these adjustments.
Every web browser is different, so use the Help section for the particular browser you are using to learn how to change your cookie settings. For example, you can choose to block all cookies, only accept first-party cookies or erase cookies when you shut down your browser. You can choose to completely deactivate the Google Analytics cookie (also on other web pages) through Opt-Out from Google Analytics, by using their Add-on that can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.