Cookies are small files that can be stored on the computer when a visitor comes to a website. They are used to store information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet to improve the user experience and to provide certain services. Cookies are used in most sites and are used to keep users logged on, remember the settings that visitors choose or what’s added to the cart. They can also be used to log in visitors automatically when they return to a page.
Information about visitor statistics can also be shared with Google through the tool Google Analytics. It is possible to tell websites not to collect this information using Google’s browser extension “Google Analytics Opt-out”. For more information on this see Google’s data policies. Information about the user settings in the Google Maps windows can also be shared with Google. For more information on this see Google’s data policies. Information can also be shared with Facebook when you use the “Share” buttons. For more information, refer to Facebook’s data policies.
To prohibit cookies to be stored on your computer, you can in most browsers choose to block cookies. However, this can affect how websites work and in some cases, they won’t work until you allow cookies. If you wan’t to remove cookies that have already been saved to your computer, you can do this in your browser settings. For more information on how to do it in different browsers, refer to aboutcookies.org and allaboutcookies.org.