Cookies may be either temporary (session) or persisten:
- A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
- A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
More information about cookies, what it is and the different types of cookies, you can read the National Post and Telecom Agency, PTS's website.
Avoiding and deletion of cookies
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can either turn off the ability to store cookies in your browser, or choose to be informed every time a website tries to store cookies.
You can also delete cookies manually from your hard drive at any time. On your browsers help pages you can read more about how to make these settings.