A cookie is a small data file with text that is stored in your browser.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file with text that is stored in your browser. There are two types of cookies, permanent and temporary (“session cookies”). Permanent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device for some time until you, or the server that sent them, delete them. Session cookies are stored temporarily and disappear when you close your browser.
Some features in Nova, for example, the purchase dialog in the e-commerce module, uses something called “session-id”. To enable this 3DGs server sends a session cookie with a unique identification number to your computer each time you visit the site.
Session cookies are used during the time you are active on the site. Without it, for example, you are not able to back the purchase dialog without having to fill in all the information each time. A “session cookie” is only stored temporarily in your computer’s working memory and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
A common misconception about cookies is that they are a kind of virus, and that sites using cookies can find out personal information from a computer or that the cookies are able to send spam. None of this is true, cookies are just data.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you do not want to accept cookies, you can either set your browser to alert you whenever a site want to place a cookie on your computer, or completely disable the storage of cookies. Information on how to do this, see the browser’s help function. Our website will not work as well as you as a user would expect if you choose to disable cookies.