This notice talks about “browser cookies” that we use across our website and software. It explains what a cookie is, which types of cookies we use and what we use them for.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the client. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the client requests a page from the server.
Your web browser is not the only client which can store cookies. For example, our software’s automatic software update mechanism also stores and sends cookies if it is requested by our web server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a client and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links: