A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser when you visit a website. This way, the website can save information about your visit so that the next visit will be easier and the website more useful for you.
There are different types of cookies:
- Session cookies are a temporary cookie that expires when you close your browser.
Permanent cookies are cookies that remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire.
- First-party cookies are set by the website you visit.
- Third-party cookies are cookies set by a third-party website.
The cookie does not contain any personal data and can therefore not be traced to a specific person. In most browsers, you can control how cookies are saved and used while browsing, as well as clear cookies and web information.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact on the usefulness of some websites.