Cookies are used to facilitate a more user friendly experience. A cookie is a small data file, which is stored temporarily or permanently on user’s device (e.g. a computer or a smartphone) within the browser, when specific web pages are visited. Cookies are not intended to contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser, they can give information by collecting information on preferences (such as a language preference), detect errors and/or collect data for statistics. Cookies contain a unique code which allow to recognize your browser while visiting a website (so-called “session cookie”) or also during later visits or later use (so-called “permanent cookie”).
For more information about cookies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
Cookies can also be classified as:
Registration cookies are generated when the user registers or when they log in. These are used to identify the user and to provide a personalised service, with the following goals:
Each time the user visits the website an external supplier (such as Google Analytics or others) will generate an analytical cookie. This cookie will identify the user anonymously. The purposes of these cookies are: