A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow web applications like ReSales-Online to provide functionality in our application and we use them for that purpose only. For example, remembering your encrypted login token, your previous search requirements among other things. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
It is especially important to have cookies enabled if you use our Search 2.0 Beta where they are used to move credentials across all our infrastructure. To provide better performance we have to use different technologies which require that your user login is available for every server. The cookies will tell our system that you are already logged in with valid access.