A cookie is a text-based data file which a website can require to save information on the computer of the website visitor. Cookies are often used to enable access to different functions or services on the website. The information contained in cookies varies from website to website but usually concerns information which enhances the user experience.
There are two types of cookies: cookies and session cookies. Cookies are used to report to the visitor what has happened on the website since the last time it was visited, for instance. This type of cookies can also used to gather statistics, save a username and/or a password necessary to log into a service. For how long the cookies are saved is something which is determined by the website. Session cookies can be used during the time a user is visiting the website. These cookies are only saved temporarily on the work memory of the website visitor's computer and are automatically deleted when the visitor closes the web browser. A usual function for this type of cookies is to maintain temporary settings like language, CSS or alike. They can also facilitate navigation on the website.
The law on electronic communication came into effect on 25th July 2003 and was amended on the 1st of July 2011. According to the law, it is mandatory to inform on the purpose of saving the information and the user must give his/her consent to this. Tools of Science only uses session cookies, and we do not save personal identifying information in the cookies.
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