Information about cookies
When a web browser retrieves pages from a website, the site does not remember previous contact with that same browser. A cookie is used for storing information between visits, so that the site can recognize recurring visitors. Each page retrieval is a separate visit. A cookie may, for instance, contain information about the user being logged in, or about temporary site settings.
There are two types of cookies, temporary or permanent
Temporary cookies, also known as session cookies, are not stored on disk but vanish when you close your browser. They contain temporary information between page visits.
Permanent cookies are stored as a file on your computer, for a period of time, and are used for saving settings and information from one visit to the next. Some types of permanent cookies can be used to track an individual's visits on different websites.
Can cookies contain viruses?
No, cookies are regular text files and cannot contain a virus. The cookie files are 4kB in size and most browsers only allow storing a given amount of cookies. So there is no danger of filling up your hard drive by allowing cookies.
Can I say no to cookies?
If you do not want to allow cookies to be stored on your computer, you can disable them in your browser's settings. Some browsers allow you to disable permanent cookies while still allowing session cookies.
Find and delete cookies
Use the help feature of your browser to find information about how to alter your cookie settings. You can also erase cookies from your hard drive, from your browser's settings.
We use Google Analytics to see how our visitors use our site. The cookies from the analysis tool does not contain any personal user information. We cannot identify you or your computer. We anonymize all IP numbers, which means you cannot be identified in the information we gather for statistical analysis. The information created in these cookies when you use our site is sent to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google Analytics stores information about
- the time of your first visit to the site
- the time of your most recent visit to the site
- the time your current visit began
- how many times you have visited this site
- your browser identification
- the route by which you came to this site.
If you have any questions, please contact us through email:firstname.lastname@example.org