What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that the server of a website installs in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device, when you consult the site. The cookie has a unique code that allows you to recognize your browser during the site visit (called a session cookie) or during subsequent repeated visits (called a permanent cookie). Cookies can be installed by the server of the site you visit or by partners with whom this site collaborates. The server of a site can only read the cookies that it has itself installed. It does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in your browser directory. The content of a cookie usually consists of the name of the server that installed it, an expiration date, and a unique encrypted code. Cookies generally facilitate and accelerate the interaction between the visitor and the website and help visitors navigate between the different sections of the site.
What do you do if you do not want cookies to be set on your computer?
If you prefer to block some or all cookies, or even delete cookies which have already been set, you need to alter your browser privacy settings. You can also delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time.