Last updated: 04/07/2015
What is a cookie?A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting asks to save on your computer. Cookies are used on many websites to allow visitors to use various functions. The information contained in cookies can be used to track how you are surfing.
There are two kinds of cookies:
- Temporary cookies, also known as ”session cookies”, is stored in the computer's memory while the visitor is browsing the website. The session cookie is erased when the web browser is closed.
- A persistent cookie remains on the visitor's computer until it is deleted.
It is important to understand that a cookie can not be used to destroy or otherwise damage the user's computer.