What in the world is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on the client computer (your computer) to make the website function better. Some examples of what cookies are used for:

  • Remembering what language the website should be in
  • Storing your cart when shopping online
  • Keeping you logged in

There are also cookies that are not explicitely set by the website owner themselves. These are often introduced when websites include projects which have been made by other people. Some of these include:

  • Google analytics – To track info about the website (i.e how many times each page has been seen)
  • Social media (twitter, facebook, etc) – To add in those shiny “like” or “tweet” buttons.

Cookies like these are stored for pretty much every website you visit and they make the World Wide Web what it is today.

The EU cookie law

Since mid 2015 every website which is either hosted in Europe or targets the European market is required to inform and get consent from users about using cookies. This is usually done with a bar at the bottom of the page which can be dismissed with a simple button. More information about the legislation around the cookie law can be found here.

Cookies used by this website

This website uses a few cookies to improve the user experience. The ones explicitely set are:

Name Purpose
WordPress cookies Our CMS saves a few cookies.
Analytics We use Google Analytics to monitor our site.

Revoking cookie access

All well known browser offer a way for you to revoke any cookie. Explore the links below to learn more.