A cookie is a small text file that the internet browser saves on the user’s device. Cookies are set on the user’s device only from the website loaded by the user. Only the server that saved the cookie can later read and use the cookie. Cookies or other technologies do not harm the user’s device or files, and cookies cannot be used to access programmes or spread malware. The user cannot be identified by cookies alone.
Cookies are used to enhance analytics, marketing and communication. Cookies are divided into sub-groups: functional cookies, product development, business reporting, advertising reporting, and targeting advertising.
Some third-party tools or plug-ins that are necessary for the operations of the service are in use. Such tools might include social media or video services embedded on the site, or social media sharing and liking functionalities. In addition, such third-party plug-ins may collect information about the users of the online services, for example, to recommend content or monitor the number of visitors.