What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file which contains a small amount of information and is stored on your device visiting a website. During every future visit, these cookies are being sent back to the website they originate from or other websites which recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because this way websites are able to recognise features of the single users (for e.g. registered login, preferred language, font size and other display features). This way, cookies allow us to customise the website to your preferences, so you won’t need to enter your personal settings anew every time.
Cookies are therefore used to execute authentications, to monitor visits and to observe your behaviour on a website. They may also contain an explicit identification code which is monitoring the navigation within the website for statistical purposes or advertising. During the navigation on the website, you are also able to receive cookies from other websites or web servers on your device. Some features may not work correctly or not at all without cookies, therefore in certain cases they are technically necessary in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the website.