Many websites store cookie files on your computer, more specifically, in the memory of your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, or others) on the user account on your computer or phone you use for Web browsing.
Websites use advanced and handy techniques to make browsing an easy and interesting experience. Cookies are one of the most popular techniques. They may be used by the website owner or third parties — for instance advertisers — to communicate with you through the website you visit.
Cookies are small text files stored by the website on your computer. Information contained in a cookie makes it possible to track your movements through various websites which use the same cookie file.
Cookies are classified by the duration of storage and the party that sets them up.
Cookies are used for adapting the contents of web pages to User’s preferences and optimising the use of web pages. They are also used for creating anonymous, aggregate statistics to help us to understand how web pages are used and thus to improve their structure and content, but without your personal identification.
Two types of cookies are used – “session” and “permanent” cookies. The former are temporary and remain on your device until you log out from the website or turn off the software (web browser). “Permanent” cookies remain on your device for a time determined in the cookie settings or until you remove them manually. The cookies used by partners of the website operator, including, in particular, by website users, are subject to their own privacy policies.
Personal data collected through cookies may be collected only for performing particular functions for the user. Such data are encrypted so that to prevent unauthorised parties from accessing them.
From “Tools” menu, select “Preferences” and “Privacy” tab.
There you can check the option to that you don’t want to be tracked at all or you want to remove single cookies of specific websites.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
From “Tools” menu, select “Internet options” and “Privacy” tab.
You can use the slider to set the general privacy level, or the “Sites” button to manage the settings of particular web services.
From the menu hidden under the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner select “Tools”, a then “Clear browsing data…”. In addition to the option to clear cookies, this contains a “More information” link to detailed description of the browser’s privacy functions.
Press “Opera” in the upper left corner to open the menu and select “Settings” and then “Clear browsing history…”.
In addition to the possibility of deleting already set cookies, there is a “Manage cookies…” button leading up to more advanced options for particular sites.
From “Safari” menu, select “Preferences” and “Privacy” tab. There you can find many cookie options.
Mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices
Each phone model will probably handle this function differently. Therefore, please see the privacy options in online documentation of the manufacturer of your mobile device.
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