What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored on your hard disk by a Web site you visit. Cookies often store your settings and settings for a website, such as your preferred language or address. Later, when you open the same Web page again, the browser sends back the cookies that belong to that page. This allows the site to display information tailored to your needs.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (such as your name or email address). However, this information can only be saved if you enable it - a website cannot get access to information that it is not given and cannot access other files on your computer. The activity of saving and sending cookies is not visible. However, you can change your browser settings so that you can select whether you wish to approve or reject storing cookies, delete stored cookies automatically when you close the browser and such.
How to disable cookies?
By turning off cookies you can decide whether you want to allow the storage of cookies on your computer. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured through your web browser. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functions on certain web sites.
What are Temporary cookies?
Temporary or session cookies, are cookies which are removed from your computer after closing the browser. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart.
What are Persistent cookies?
Permanent or stored cookies, are cookies that remain on your computer after you close your internet browser. Websites use them to store information, such as login name and password, so you do not have to sign in every time you visit a certain site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, even years.
What are First-party cookies?
First-party cookies come from the site you're viewing, and can be both permanent or temporary. By using these cookies, the site can store information that it will reuse the next time you visit that site.
What are third-party cookies?
Third-party cookies come from the advertisements of other sites (such as pop-up or banner ads) that are located on the site you're viewing. Using these cookies, websites can track your web use for marketing purposes.
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