WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are IT data, in particular text files stored on the user’s terminal devices which are created when you visit a website. These files allow the website to recognise the user’s device and display the website customised to the user’s preferences. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device) and a unique number.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
Two types of cookies are used: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily and remain on the user’s device until the user leaves the site or closes the browser. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on the user’s device for the duration set within the cookie’s file or until they are manually deleted.
DO COOKIES CONTAIN PERSONAL DATA?
As a standard, most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies on the terminal device. Such settings can be changed to automatically block cookies or alert the user each time they are sent to the user’s device. To learn more about this possibility and ways to manage cookies, please refer to your browser instructions.