According to legislation in the European Union, anyone who visits a web site containing cookies must receive information on:
- in which way these cookies are used
- how the visitors can avoid cookies
A cookie is a text file containing information with the purpose to improve the visit
Cookies are parcels of text sent by a Web server to a Web Client (usually a browser) and then sent back unchanged by the client each time it accesses that server. Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking (state maintenance), and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences.