A cookie is a text file containing information stored on your computer or the device you use to visit a website. The cookie file usually contains the name of the website from which it comes and the lifespan (i.e. how long it will be stored on your device) as well as a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
Cookies are used to streamline the functionality associated with a website but also to collect information for the owner of the website. Cookies enable better customer adaptations on the website as it is possible to keep users apart from each other and thereby create a more tailored experience of the website. The cookie file is not harmful, cannot contain viruses or program code and cannot be linked to an individual or IP number.
Necessary cookies are needed for us to be able to view the website and for you to be able to log in. These cookies cannot be turned off. They are set based on what you do on the website and are used to remember your settings so that you can log in and your choices regarding cookies. They are active during a session and are removed while closing the browser.
Third-party cookies are cookies that belong to domains other than those displayed in the address bar. Google Analytics: Web analytics tool that collects data about how the website is used.
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