1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, web beacon, or similar technology that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. A cookie may be temporary and expire at the end of your browsing session or remain in the cookie file of your browser after you leave the website. For example, it enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
- Remembering your preferences with respect to the website, related products, services, or language.
- To enable content or services on the website for you
- Remembering your previous use of the website and gathering usage data (for instance, to be used for improving the website or marketing).
- Where relevant, cookies may allow us to remember your user ID so that you do not have to input it every time you visit our websites.
3. How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
You should be aware that disabling cookies may affect the appearance of our websites on your computer, tablet, or device. In particular, it may prevent access to any secure areas of our websites, where relevant. Disabling cookies may prevent the use of portions of our website or prevent certain parts of our website from functioning correctly.
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