What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org.
Cookies make up for a lot of functionality in modern websites. Imagine your Order Basket. The easiest way to store that information is by placing them in a cookie and passing them on to every page on this website, resulting in your order basket being available on every page. Or simply to store in which language the text of a site needs to be displayed if you're using a multilingual website.
These are called functional cookies and while they do have their value, they can also pose some threats to the security and privacy of a user. Every modern browser supports the deletion of cookies and there are many tools available to do this automatically. These tools interfere with the usability of websites and mainly slow down your browsing experience (because the cookies need to be re-made every time they have been deleted).
We cannot, however, blame users for doing this. We would probably do the same.
That's why we decided that when building this platform, we weren't going to use a single cookie. Our server communication was designed from the ground up to work without any cookies and after spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to get the website to work without cookies, we also managed to pull that one off. We still don't know exactly how. It's like magic.
So rest assured that the only cookies we'll be serving on this platform will be the edible ones we all know and love.
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