What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file saved on the device you use to access the internet (computer, mobile phone, tablet computer, etc.) when you visit a website through your browser.
It contains information that helps identify you:
- the name of the server that saved the file;
- a unique numeric ID;
- and possibly an expiration date.
Why are cookies used?
- Suggesting products and services based on the internet user’s profile;
- Making it easier to share information (especially on social networks);
- Saving login settings for a better website experience and, in general, to optimise the way the website is displayed;
- Collecting statistical information.