What is a cookie?
Cookie is a simple text file that is created by a web server and stored on your computer or mobile device. Only this web server will be able to receive or read the contents of these cookies.
CCookies are individual for your web browser. They contain certain personal data - a unique identifier, the name of the site and some numbers. By using the cookie, the website remembers some data, such as your personal settings.
Cookies can be set by the website you are visiting ("basic cookie files"), or they can be installed by other websites that run content on the page you are viewing ("third-party cookies").
For detailed information about cookies on the HowStuffWorks website, see the detailed guide: How Internet Cookies Work.
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You can disable the saving of cookies on your device by selecting the option "Disable cookies" in your browser's settings. Remember that most browsers enable cookies automatically.
In addition, you can delete the cookies that have been stored on your device at any time. Instructions for deleting cookies can be found in the browser's guide or device.
Classification of cookies
Cookies are divided into the following types:
Required cookies: These cookies are needed so that the user can navigate and use special site functions, for example, access to protected areas of the page. Without them some of the site's functions will be unavailable.
Indicators: These cookies allow the website to store user preferences, such as language settings, eventually giving the user a revised, personalized page.
Functional cookies: These cookies collect information about the user's activities. All information is collected anonymously and functional cookie files cannot track user activity on our site.
This information is used to generate reports to improve the website. Functional cookies can also include those that provide services requested by the user.
Targeting and/or marketing cookies: These cookies are used to display applications that match the user's needs and interests. These cookies can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, within which a user selects products when visiting certain web pages, and provides a link to potential advertisers.