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From Joomla! Documentation

Cookies are small files that a website stores on you local computer to hold information about your interaction with the site. See [Cookie article in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie ]

Summary of cookie use on basic Joomla! installations

Joomla uses cookies to store information about a number of things. These include your session, which means it saves information on what you have done on the site during this current visit (for example what pages you have visited and whether you have logged in).

Features such as "Remember me" use cookies that last longer than your session in order to save your login information.

Some Joomla extensions may create their own cookies.

Notifying users of cookies use

Whether for legal or other reasons, webmasters may wish to notify site visitors about the use of cookies. This can be done in a number of ways which are up to webmasters to implement as appropriate for their sites.

Some possible methods are:

  • Include a summary of cookie use in a site's privacy policy.
  • Include a statement of cookie use in a site's terms of service.
  • Use a custom html module to display information about cookies on each page of a site.
  • If using the Remember Me option for login use the message field in the login module and login layout to inform visitors that this feature uses a cookie.