WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file that stores Internet settings. Virtually all websites use cookie technology. The cookie is transferred by your internet browser the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit this website from the same device, the cookie and the information it contains will be sent back to the originating website (first-party cookies) or to another website to which it belongs (third-party cookies). In this way, the website can detect that it has already been visited through that browser and, in some cases, adapt the displayed content. Some cookies are extremely useful as they can improve your user experience when returning to a website you have already visited. This assumes you are using the same device and browser; in that case, cookies will remember your preferences, know how you use the website and adapt the content displayed so that it is more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into four categories*: essential cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and cookies for marketing purposes.