Cookies are small data and text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. A cookie file contains a unique code that makes it possible to recognize your browser during a visit to an online service or subsequently, during repeat visits. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website or application you visit, but also by servers of third parties which may or may not cooperate with this website or application.
As a general rule, cookies facilitate and accelerate the interaction between the user and the website and help the former navigate between the different components of a website or application. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website or application more relevant for the user by adapting it to the user’s personal needs and taste.