What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. They have a lot of functions, and so influence the comfort of surfing internet websites.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies files are used to monitor user’s behaviours and preferences in surfing internet sites, thanks to which they make using internet easier and adjust popping out editorial and advertising windows to the visitor. Using cookies files, neither personal data nor secret information is stored.
What cookies files are used?
Below there are 3 main files:
- Session cookies – they are activated only during surfing internet sites, thus enabling their proper functioning.
- Persistent cookies – help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This results in faster and more convenient access. Besides authentication, other website features made possible by persistent cookies include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, internal site bookmarks or favorites, among many others. On your first visit, the website is presented in a default mode. During your visit, you select your preferences and these preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site, until being deleted by the user.
- Third-party service cookies – among the other functions, they enable identifying user’s preferences. As a result, the user can see proper advertisements on the other parties sites. They are also used for counting the number of internet sites entrances.
How to block cookies?
In general, internet search programs enable storing cookies on the computer. Proper adjustment to the internet browser should be made in order to block automatic cookies service or to receive any time information about cookies functioning. You can find detailed information on the ways of handling cookies in the internet browser settings. Anyway, implementing a change to the web browser settings may result in limitations in proper functioning of the website.