What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on a user’s computer or device when they visit the site. Cookies are used to remember user preferences, login information, and other settings, and can be used to track user behavior on a website. Cookies are often used by advertisers to track user behavior across multiple websites in order to deliver targeted advertising. Some cookies are essential for the functioning of a website, while others are optional and can be turned off by users in their browser settings.
Setting and storing cookies
Cookies may be set either by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or by third party websites who run content on the website you are looking at (“third party cookies”).
They may be stored either for the duration of your visit to the website or for repeat visits. We will use the following terms to describe the storing of cookies:
Session cookie: A session cookie, also known as a temporary or transient cookie, is a type of cookie that is used by websites to keep track of a user’s activity on the site during a particular browsing session. Session cookies are stored in the computer’s memory during the browsing session and are deleted when the user closes their web browser.
Session cookies are used to maintain information such as login credentials, shopping cart contents, and other user preferences. They help to ensure that a user can navigate through different pages on a website without having to re-enter their information or preferences repeatedly.
Persistent cookie: A persistent cookie, also known as a permanent cookie or a stored cookie, is a type of cookie that remains on a user’s device even after they close their web browser or log out of a website.
Unlike session cookies, persistent cookies have an expiration date and remain on the user’s device until that date or until the user manually deletes them.
Persistent cookies are often used to remember a user’s preferences or login information for future visits to a website. They can also be used for tracking user behavior and serving targeted advertising.
Different types of cookies
There are four main types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for a website to function properly and provide the services requested by the user. These cookies are typically used to facilitate basic website functions such as user authentication, session management, and shopping cart functionality. They are also used to remember user preferences, such as language or location settings.
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to provide specific functionalities or services on a website and allow the website to remember user preferences and choices, such as language, font size, or other settings, to provide a personalized and efficient user experience.
Functionality cookies typically do not track a user’s browsing behavior or collect any personal information, and they are considered less invasive than other types of cookies such as advertising or tracking cookies.
Performance (technically) cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. These cookies are designed to improve the performance of a website and provide a better user experience. Performance cookies typically track data such as the pages that a user visits, how long they spend on each page, the links that they click, and other similar information.
These cookies are generally considered to be non-intrusive and do not collect any personally identifiable information about users. All of the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies: These cookies represent a small piece of data stored on a user’s computer by a website or advertising network. They are used to track a user’s browsing behavior and interests in order to deliver targeted advertising.
Targeting cookies store information about the user’s browsing history, including the pages they have visited, the products they have viewed, and the searches they have made.
This information is used by advertisers to deliver targeted ads to the user based on their interests and behavior.
The cookies on this website can be categorized as follows:
Purpose and content
How we use third party cookies?
- Google Tag Manager (Website analysis with Google Analytics)
- Messenger Chat (Facebook)
How to manage your cookie settings?