A web cookie is a small text sent by the website to your web browser that contains your personal credentials in encrypted form as well as other personal information and personalization of the website. It is worth a note that a cookie cannot retrieve any information from your hard drive, infect your computer with viruses or steal your personal data or in any other way impair your privacy.
A web beacon is a small and generally hidden GIF-image that is incorporated into a web page or an email to keep track on a user’s activity on the page or the email. Just like a cookie, a beacon tracks a user’s visit and sends the data to the server. But unlike cookies, a beacon cannot be used for identification purposes, nor can it store any data on your computer as it is not browser-based.
How to accept or block cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify your browser setting to block cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing websites or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence.
If you accept cookies, you can delete them later. Instructions for deleting cookies are available at each browser’s privacy statement, for example: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Please be aware that if you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and will need to be recreated.
- Storing your preferences and settings: Veeam sites may store your language preference, geographical location and personal information (such as name, e-mail, city or postal code which are used while filling in the forms) in a cookie so that you will see the relevant local information when you return, and save you time by eliminating the need to enter the same data every time you visit the site.
- Third parties cookies: Third parties may also set cookies when you visit Veeam sites.
You may browse most of Veeam websites without accepting cookies, however, some website functionality may be lost by disabling cookies on your computer, such as all pages which require a login and password.