A cookie is a small text file that are stored on the users computer. The information in that file is used for improving user experience for instance. There are different kind of cookies.
A permanent cookie is stored on the users computer for a specified amount of time. A session cookie is stored temporarily while the user is visiting the webpage. A session cookie is deleted when the browser is shut down.
We don’t store cookies longer than necessary. Besides the cookies that the Archeologists creates cookies may be created by third party services, for instance Google or Youtube, which our website uses.