What are cookies?
A cookie is a short text snippet that is sent to your browser by a website you visit. It stores information about your last visit, such as your preferred language or other settings.
Cookies are divided into two main groups:
- Technical cookies:
These contain data to enable the website and the services requested by the user to function, such as navigation or login functions. Parts of the website will not function correctly without these cookies.
- Profiling cookies:
They are used to record the user’s navigation on the Internet and to create a profile of the user’s interests, habits and decisions. Cookies like these may be used to display advertisements or products that may interest you.
How can I prevent the storage of cookies?
You can disable or delete cookies using your browser settings. Disabling cookies may cause some websites to no longer function as desired.
You can find the appropriate browser settings here:
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, and then click on Internet Options.
Click the Privacy tab.
Open Mozilla Firefox.
Click on the menu icon and select Options.
Open the Privacy section.
At ‘Firefox will remember history:’ select the following: ‘Use custom settings for history’.
Open Google Chrome.
Click on the menu icon and select Settings.
Click on ‘Show advanced settings.’
In the section ‘Privacy’ select the option to turn off content settings.
In addition, the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance offers the possibility to disable non-technical cookies from third parties under www.youronlinechoices.eu