What is it?
Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors' computers to store a range of
information, usually specific to that visitor - or rather the device they are using to view the site - like the browser or
mobile phone, the pages you have visited.
How a Cookie ca be useful to you?
Cookies allow you to login on one page, then move around to other pages and stay logged in. Cookies are incredibly
useful - they allow modern websites to work the way people have come to expect - with every increasing levels of
personalisation and rich interactive functionality.
How a Cookie is useful to the site that sends you?
It helps the site to be more efficient. It shows which information is more relevant to users. It tells if there are pages that
can be discarded that are not used, and focus efforts on the information you want
In general what they can do:
-Check how often the browser accesses the site.
-Do not ask for information that we have provided in a previous visit (eg. Username).
-Save the user profile in order to control which areas of the site visit most frequently and which sector the interssa more.
-Customize the browser and its presentation (language, colors, etc.).
-Extract information from the user for market research or for reasons related to the activities of the site visited.
NOT what they can do:
-Fill the harddisc with any files.
-Damage the computer or introduce viruses or malware of various types.
-Collect private information about us, apart from those mentioned earlier, they do not act as spy privacy.
-Not provide any evidence that has visited a site or not
You can deny and / or block the cookie through the settings of your browser . Below is a list of guides of the main
browser on how to do this .