what is a cookie
What’s a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text file which stores internet settings. Nearly every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded from your web browser at visiting a website for the first time. The next time you visit the website with the same terminal the cookie with the stored information will be sent back to the website that created it (First Party Cookie) or will be sent to another website to which it belongs (Third Party Cookie). Therefore the website recognizes that its been visiting with this browser before and varies in some cases the shown content.
Some cookies are very useful because they improve the user’s experience with a recall of a site that you have already visited several times. Provided that you use the same terminal and the same browser as before, cookies remember e.g. you preferences, inform how you use a site and adjust the displayed offers to your personal interests and needs.
Manage and delete cookies
If you want to block or delete cookies you can make these changes in your browser settings. For managing cookies most browsers allow to accept or refuse all cookies or to accept only certain types of cookies. You can also adjust that you will be asked every time a website wants to store a cookie. The methods for managing and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do that with your particular browser you can use the integrated help function of your browser or you call http://www.aboutcookies.org. Here is explained step by step how to manage and delete cookies in the most common browsers.