What are cookie files
Cookie files are IT data, in particularly text files, which are stored on the users’ terminal equipment, and are intended for using websites. These files allow identifying the user equipment, and correspondently show the website adjusted to the user individual preferences. Cookie files usually contain the name of the website they come from, period of time for which they are stored on the terminal equipment, and unique number.
What are cookie files used for
Cookie files are used to adjust the website content to the user preferences, and to improve website experience. Cookie files are also used to create anonymous aggregated statistics, which help to understand how a user uses websites. This allows to improve the website structure and content, excluding the user identification.
Do cookie files contain private data?
Private data gathered by means of cookie files may only be collected to perform the defined operations, to the benefit of the user. These data are coded to exclude the access of unauthorized people.
Cookies files delete
Standard software used for browsing websites allows storing cookie files on the terminal equipment by default. These settings can be changed to block automatic use of cookie files in website browser settings, or to inform about cookie files every time they are to be stored on the user’s equipment. Detailed information about how cookies are used and managed are available in the settings of software (website browser).