Cookies are not new, web users we have many cookies from different websites already stored in our computers, tablets, mobile phones. What is new is that, with the new legislation (Electronic Communications Act, ZEKom-1), there has been a change regarding the informing of the website visitors and their agreement to using them.
They are small text files stored by most websites on the devices from which the users access internet with the purpose of recognising the individual devices that the website visitors have used for their access. Their storage is completely controlled by the user’s browser – the latter can limit or disable the storing of cookies. Cookies are not harmful and are always time limited.
They are essential for the provision of user friendly online services. Interaction between a web site and a web user is faster and simpler when using cookies. They enable a website to remember an individual's preferences and experience, which saves time, while making online browsing more efficient and user friendly.
Some concrete examples of using cookies:
|_ga||Web statistics||2 years||Google Analytics|
|_gid||Web statistics||2 days||Google Analytics|
|_gat||Web statistics||2 days||Google Analytics|
|_utmz||Web statistics||6 months||Google Analytics|
It is up to you to decide whether you will allow the storage of cookies on your device. You can monitor and change the settings for cookies in your web browser.
For information on settings for cookies select the web browser that you are using.