What is a HTTP cookie
Cookie is an information stored on your computer by the websites you visit. Cookies usually log your settings, website preferences, such as your preferred language or address. Later, when you reopen the same web page, web browser sends back cookies which belong to that page. This allows the site to display information that is tailored to your needs.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (such as your name or email address). However, this information can be saved only if you provide it - the website can not get access to information that user hasnt provided and can not access other files on your computer. Default actions of saving and sending cookies are not visible to user. However, you can change your browsers settings and choose whether to accept or reject the requests for cookies, deleting saved cookies automatically when you close your browser and other settings.
How to disable cookies
By turning off cookies you decide whether to allow the storage of cookies on your computer. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your internet browser.
For information on the cookies, select the browser you are using:
If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functionality on the website.
What are temporary cookies (session cookies)
Temporary or session cookies are removed from the computer by closing the web browser. Websites use this cookies to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping basket, etc.
What are permanent cookies (persistent cookie)
Permanent or saved cookies will remain on your computer even after the closure of the browser. They are used to store information such as login name and password so you do not have to sign in each time you visit certain pages. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for days, months, even years (depending on the website settings).
What are cookies first- party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies coming from the website you are viewing, and can be permanent or temporary. By using these cookies website can store data that will be used next time the user visits these sites in order to improve user experience, and other settings.
What are third-party cookies
Third-party cookies come from advertisements of other internet domains (such as pop-up or banner ads) that are placed on the website you are viewing. Using these cookies other internet domains can monitor the users internet use for marketing purposes.
For more information about turning off cookies
Currently there are a few websites that offer ways off disabling and controling cookies.