What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website (when visited by a user) asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you. Cookies permit to “remember” your actions or preferences on a limited period. Depending on the type cookies, cookies will:
- Be stored temporarily in your browser's memory, and destroyed when it is closed down, (“Session Cookies”)
- Be saved on your computer so that when you close it down and start it up again, it can still be there (“Persistent Cookies”). The Persistent Cookies are created by giving them a limited lifespan, provided for each cookie in the tables below.