Cookies are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored in the user's end device (e.g. computer, smartphone, laptop) and are intended for browsing websites. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, their storage time on the end user device, as well as a unique number.
Cookies are used for:
Two basic types of cookies can be used in the service: 'session' cookies and 'persistent' cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the user's end device till log out time, leaving the website or disabling the software (web browser). Persistent cookies are stored on the user's end device within time specified in the parameters of the cookies or until they are deleted by the user.
The software used to browse websites (a web browser) usually allows for default storing of cookies on the user's end device. Of course, users can change their cookie settings. These settings can be changed by the user in such a way as to block the automatic service of 'cookies' in the settings of the web browser or to inform about their every transfer to the user's devices.
Details on the possibilities and methods of managing cookie files are available in the software settings (of the web browser).