About cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which the website you visit saves on your computer. Cookies are used on many websites to provide a visitor with access to various functions. The information in the cookie can be used to monitor a user’s surfing.

There are two kinds of cookies. One kind saves a file on your computer for a long time. This is used, for example, for functions that tell you what is new since you last visited that particular website. The other kind of cookie is called a session cookie. During the time you surf a site, this cookie is saved temporarily in the memory of your computer, for example to keep track of what language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored for a long time on your computer, but disappear when you close your web browser.

How do I turn cookies off?

If you don't want your browser to accept cookies, follow the steps below:

- Firefox/Mozilla:
Choose Tools, settings, privacy, cookies and change your settings.
- Internet Explorer IE 6.0:
Choose Tools/Internet Options/Privacy and make you cookie settings. Choose yourself what kind of cookies you would like to accept.
- Netscape:
Choose edit/preferences/advanced. Make you cookie settings.

How do I delete my cookies?

A cookie file is a simple text file which you easily can delete. To delete a cookie first shut down your Internet browser. In Netscape open the cookies.txt file and delete your cookies. In IE, your cookies are stored in a cookie folder in Documents and Settings.