What is a cookie?
What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your computer the moment a website is visited by a user. The text stores information that the site is able to read the moment it is consulted later. Some of these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site, others are instead useful to the visitor because they can safely store for example the username or language settings. The advantage of having cookies installed on your pc is that you no longer need to fill in the same information whenever you want to access a previously visited site.
How can I disable cookies?
You can change your browser to disable cookies through a very simple procedure. Attention: by disabling cookies both username and password will no longer be stored on the site's login box.
1. Open Firefox
2. Press the "Alt" button on the keyboard
3. In the toolbar located at the top of the browser, select "Tools" and then select "Options"
4. Then select the "Privacy" tab
5. Go to "History Settings:" and then to "Use custom settings" . Clear "Accept cookies from sites" and save your preferences.
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click on the "Tools" button and then click "Internet Options"
3. Select the "Privacy" tab and move the slider to the level of privacy you want to set (up to block all cookies or down to allow them all)
4. Then click OK
1. Open Google Chrome
2. Click on the "Tools" icon
3. Select "Settings" and then select "Advanced Settings"
4. Select "Content settings" under the heading "Privacy"
5. In the "Cookies" tab you can clear cookies and save preferences
1. Open Safari
2. Choose "Preferences" on the toolbar, and then select the "Security" panel in the following dialog box
3. In the "Accept cookies" section you can specify if and when Safari should save cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button ( marked with a question mark)
4. For more information on cookies that are stored on your computer, click on "Show cookies"