The cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your device when you visit websites. Certain information is saved in this text file, such as the choice of website language. When you visit the website again, this cookie is sent to the website. This way, the website recognizes your browser and may, for example, save your language preferences.
Cookies usually have an “expiration date” which indicates for how long they are kept on your device. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies) while others stay on your device for a longer time, sometimes until you delete them manually - we call them permanent cookies.