An HTTP cookie (usually just called a
cookie) is a simple computer file made of text. The information
stored in cookies can be used to personalise the experience when
visited a website before and record information (data) about what
Why does our website use cookie files?
When someone is using a computer to
browse a website, a personalised cookie file can be sent from the
website's server to the person's computer. The cookie is stored
in the web browser on the person's computer. At some time in the
future, the person may browse that website again. The website can
send a message to the person's browser, asking if a cookie from the
website is already stored in the browser. If a cookie is found, then
the data that was stored in the cookie before can be used by the
website to tell the website about the person's previous activity.
Some examples where cookies are used include shopping carts,
automatic login and remembering which advertisements have already
been shown. We do not use cookie files to anyhow contact users any
means - including mail, e-mail or phone.
Two cookie file types can be used on
Session cookie - A session cookie,
also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie, exists only in
temporary memory while the user navigates the website. When an expiry
date or validity interval is not set at cookie creation time, a
session cookie is created. Web browsers normally delete session
cookies when the user closes the browser.
Persistent cookie - A
persistent cookie outlasts user sessions. If a persistent cookie has
its Max-Age set to one year (for example), then, during that year,
the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server
every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record
a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to
this website. For this reason, persistent cookies are also called
How to change settings in most popular browsers:
Go to Settings tab (right top
corner)>Advanced mode. Go to Content setting inthe
Privacy section. You can choose from the following cookie settings in
"Cookie files" menu:
Store cookie files and web
data until closing the browser by default
Set exceptions for
cookie files from websites or domains
Delete cookie file
Block cookie files by default
Store cookie files and web data until
closing the browser by default
Set exceptions for cookie files from
websites or domains
Browser menu (top right corner)
> Internet options > Privacy
Set the security
level and press OK
Tools > Options >
Make the "Firefor will use the user settings"
Accept cookies option (with yes or no settings available)
determines, how the browser will deal with cookie files.
Choose the security level in "Accept cookie files"
From openineg of the site till browser is closed.
This cookie allows editors to log in page for editing.
Saves the user settings for accepting information about cookies.
One year from last font size change.
Saves the user settings for the size of the text on the page.
One year from changing the artowork display mod
Setting the default artwork display mode. Possible options are: full-screen graphics, artwork plus a description of the work.