What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are gathered from the device you use to visit our website, for example your computer or mobile phone. Cookies are created to improve your experience of websites, for example they are needed for shopping carts or if you visit a site where you need to log in.
Cookies can be classified into persistent or session and first party or third party, explained below.
- Session cookies are created temporarily when you a visit a website, for example to remember your information entered in a form when navigating to different pages. They do not contain any personal information about you and are deleted when you leave the site.
- Persistent cookies (also called a stored or permanent cookie) are used to collect information such as web surfing behavior or preferences for a specific website. These cookies are not deleted when you leave the website, but expire after a set period.
- First or third party cookies – these describe whether the cookies are issued by the website that you are currently visiting (first party) or by a different site (third party).
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