WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small pieces of data that websites can store on your computer or mobile device. Cookies help improve your browsing experience because they allow websites to remember your actions, your preferences, and understand how you use different features.
Common Types of Cookies
Cookies can be classified in several different ways. Below are five of the most common classifications to better understand how cookies are used and how they work.
- Session cookies are temporary cookies stored in the browser’s memory just until the browser is closed. They pose less of a security risk and are used to power shopping carts, to control the page configurations that a user sees during a single, multi-page visit to a website, and for additional limited time storage purposes.
- Peristent cookies are longer-term cookies that are assigned an expiration date by the issuer. These cookies are stored even after the browser is closed. They are returned to the issuer every time you visit the site that issued the cookie or view a site that contains a resource (such as an ad) issued by the original cookie issuer.
In this way, persistent cookies can track your activity not only on the site that issued the cookie but also on any site that includes a resource issued by the same site. This is the mechanism used by Google and Facebook, as well as similar sites, to create a log of user activity across multiple websites.
When you click “Remember Me” or a similar option when logging into an online account, a persistent cookie is used to store your login information on your browser.
- Third-party cookies are cookies added by a domain that is not the domain you are currently visiting. The most common use of third-party cookies is to track users who click on advertisements and associate them with the referring domain. This may occur when the page you are visiting includes content displayed by a third party website, and will result in you receiving cookies from these third party services. However, no personal information will be stored in these cookies, unless you are logged into your account.
- Analytics cookies are cookies that track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them
For example, these cookies may come from:
- Google Analytics
- other Social Network
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser or mobile device.