Let’s start with the basics.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies, a very frequently asked question, are small text files stored on your computer by your web browser in response to a request from a website you are viewing.
This allows the website you are viewing to remember you, for example your settings and history, or to log you in.
Cookies can be stored on your computer for a short time (e.g. when you only open your browser) or for a long time, even years. We do not have access to cookies that are not set by this website.
To save and protect your preferences. This allows you to stay logged in and keep the website in your preferred language or view.
Analytics. This allows us to see how people use the website and to improve it.
Advertising cookies (possibly from third parties). When this website displays advertisements, cookies may be set by advertisers to identify who has viewed an advertisement or similar. These cookies may be set by third parties, in which case it is not possible for this website to read or write these cookies.
Other third-party cookies for things like Facebook or Twitter sharing. These cookies are usually set independently by third parties, so this website cannot access them.
Standard cookies we set
These are the main cookies we set for the normal and stable operation of our forum.
Stores a unique token used to verify that the actions you perform on the website are directed at you.
Stores the current ID of your session.
It stores a private key for you. This allows us to store your current session so that you are not logged out while browsing the forum.
Additional cookies and those set by third parties
During your use of the website, additional cookies may be set to store information and/or certain preferences when performing certain actions.
Other cookies may be set by third parties who may provide information such as anonymously tracking which users visit the website or stopping certain pages with embedded content such as YouTube or other media service providers.
You can manage cookies and cookie settings through the settings of your internet browser.
Documentation on managing cookies in popular internet browsers:
Managing cookies in Microsoft Edge
Manage cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer
Managing cookies in Google Chrome
Managing cookies in Mozilla Firefox
Manage cookies in Safari for macOS
Managing cookies in Safari for iOS.
More information about cookies
To learn more about cookies and blocking certain types of cookies, please visit the ICO’s cookies page.
For more information about the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) click here