What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is being stored on your computer and that contains information. Cookies are used for technical reasons and for the functionality of the website, for example for logging in, navigation and forms. There are two kinds of cookies, one kind will save a file permanently on your computer and another kind will be saved temporarily as long as you remain on the website.
How can cookies be avoided?
If you don't want to allow storing of cookies on your computer, you can turn it off in your browser settings (see your browser instructions, the way this is done differs from different browsers). This will however limit functionality on the website.