What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in a visitor’s computer. Cookies are used on many websites to give visitors access to various functions. When users go into the website and make certain choices, the file is placed in their computers. There are two types of cookies. One saves a file for a long time in the computer; it is used, for example, for functions that tell the user what is new since he or she last visited the site. The other type of cookie is called a session cookie; when the user visits the site, the cookie is stored temporarily in the computer’s memory, so that, for example, it will remember what preferences were made previously. Session cookies disappear when the user closes the web reader.
What happens if I do not want to accept temporary cookies?
If you use Internet Explorer: Go into Tools; select Options; the Security tab and click on the appropriate custom level.
If you use Netscape: Go into Edit; select Preferences and then click on Advanced. There, under Cookies, you can choose the appropriate security level.
For other web readers, please go to the manufacturer’s website.