HTTP cookies are small text files stored on a user’s device. They are normally used to provide a personalized experience but also to remember user profiles without the need to log in.
Cookies under the ePrivacy
ePrivacy describes the proper usage of cookies, explaining they can be a legitimate and useful tool, for example, in analyzing the effectiveness of website design and advertising, or in verifying the identity of users engaged in on-line transactions.
The usage of cookies is allowed on the condition that users are provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the processing and are offered the right to refuse such processing by the data controller.
This does not prevent any technical storage or access for the sole purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user.