WHAT’S A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file saved to your computer whenever you visit a website. This file stores information. If you visit the same website another time, the site can read this information. Some cookies are necessary to guarantee a smooth web performance. Other cookies are for your benefit: They remember user names or language settings. These cookies make sure you don’t have to re-enter the same information every time you visit a particular website.
HOW DO I DEACTIVATE COOKIES?
To turn off all cookies, you can adapt your browser settings in a few simple steps.
- Open Firefox
2. Press the ALT key on your keyboard.
3. Click the “Menu” button in your toolbar and choose “Options“.
4. Select the “Privacy” panel.
5. Choose “Firefox will — Use custom settings for history”.
6. Uncheck “Accept cookies from sites” and save your settings.
- Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the “Extras“ button in your menu bar and select “Internet options“.
3. Click the “Privacy” tab.
4. In the “Cookies“ writer you can uncheck the applicable box. Save your settings.
- Open Google Chrome.
2. Select “Settings”.
3. Click “Show advanced settings”.
4. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content settings”.
5. Under “Cookies“, you can uncheck the applicable box. Save your settings.
- Open Safari.
2. Click the grey gear in the upper right corner and choose “Preferences”, then “Privacy”.
3. Select a “Cookies and website data” option. Use the browser’s Help function (?) for more information on the various options.
4. If you’d like to know more about cookies stored on your computer, click “Details”.