A cookie is a file stored by the service provider on the device of the user of the website server; in practice, cookies are small unnamed user-specific text files stored on the user’s web browser. The server may later read the cookie and this is how the browser concerned can be recognised (e.g. when the user returns to the site he/she visited previously). Only the server that stored the cookie can use it later, and users cannot be identified on the basis of cookies and they will not cause harm to the user’s device.
Basically, cookies are divided into session and persistent cookies: session cookies persist on a user’s drive until the browsing session expires while persistent cookies remain on the browser for a certain period of time or until the user deletes them. Cookies facilitate using the website and enable certain functionalities, such as remembering the session, user-specific site personalisation and easy login to the service.
The cookie contains only a personal, unique session ID that enables recognising the web browser visiting the site.
We use advertising cookies managed by third parties in order to demonstrate our products on our own and other parties’ websites. You can block certain third-party advertising cookies on the administration site of the third party concerned. These include Google Analytics. More information on Google Analytics tracking is available on the Google Privacy Protection page. You can opt out from Google Analytics tracking at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In many web browsers, it is possible to block third-party cookies. In such a case, the browser allows only cookies that come directly from the web service used. This is done through the browser’s settings (disables all third-party cookies) or through Your Online Choices (opportunity for a company-specific opt-out).
You can clear cookies in the web browser settings. This will delete the ID set in the browser and the browsing profile based on it. Doing this will not prevent the storage of new cookies in the browser.”