What Is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, which is saved in the web browser of your computer, smartphone, tablet or any other device you use to visit webpages. Cookies make it possible to identify your computer etc. and store information about your behaviour on the internet, including which pages and functions you visit with your browser, as well as ensure that the website functions on a technical level. In some cases, cookies are necessary for a website to function as intended. A cookie is static, meaning it cannot spread computer vira or in any other way spread harmful computer programs. It is anonymous and contains no personal information on its own. Cookies are used by practically all websites.
Types of Cookies
There exist two types of cookies: Session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted by the browser, once you close it. Permanent cookies are saved on your device for a certain amount of time, after which they expire.
A distinction is made between first party cookies and third-party cookies. First party cookies are placed by the website you visit, while third party cookies are placed by a third party with elements built into the website you visit. Third party cookies are, amongst others, placed by web analytics programs such as Google Analytics and WebTrends.
Cookies on akasel.com
How Do You Avoid or Delete Cookies
If you do not wish to store any cookies from akasel.com, you can always block all cookies, delete existing cookies on your device or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. All browsers allow you to delete cookies one by one or all at once. How you do it depends on which browser you use. Follow the links below to find a guide for your browser. Remember, if you use multiple browsers, you must delete cookies for all of them.
- Guide to deleting cookies in Internet Explorer
- Guide to deleting cookies in Microsoft Edge
- Guide to deleting cookies in the Safari browser
- Guide to deleting cookies in Google Chrome browser
- Guide to deleting cookies in Mozilla Firefox browser
- Guide to deleting cookies on Android phones
- Guide to deleting cookies in Opera browser
- Guide to deleting cookies on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
- Guide to deleting cookies from Windows Phone
What Happens if You Do Not Accept or Delete Your Cookies?
If you choose to block all cookies or delete existing cookies on your device, you will still be able to read the text on akasel.com. There may be functions and services you can not use, because they presume that the website remembers the choices you make.