A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your PC, phone or tablet when you surf on the Internet.
Cookies have many applications, but they are basically used to store information about user behaviour on the Net or to ensure that a site or a solution functions technically as it should. Cookies are stored on the user’s computer. A cookie is not dangerous as it is a passive file that cannot spread computer virus or other harmful programmes. It helps to analyse, among other things, how the website is used in order to enable web editors to improve the user experience. In several cases, cookies can be necessary to supply a service.
Cookies are sent back and forth between your browser and a web server. They can tell e.g.:
- if you are logged in
- which municipality you want to see information from
- how you navigate on the website.