Text cookies and Session cookies

Text cookies

A text cookie is a small file that allows web pages to recognise you on return visits. You could call it an electronic business card that the web server sends to your hard drive when you visit a website. The next time you browse to the same site, the server finds the cookie and recognises you. Text cookies contain no data regarding your name or other personal data. A cookie is simply a text file and does not harm your computer in any way. A website can only read a cookie that it has created.

Session cookies

Session cookies are used to enable the web server to distinguish between different users. The cookie stores the user’s identity and indicates what he or she may do. These cookies are stored in the computer’s memory. Catena’s cookies contain no data that is sensitive from the user’s perspective. To avoid cookies being saved on your computer, you can change the settings in your browser. For more information on how this is done, refer to your browser’s settings/help function.