What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies, including:
- Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that are deleted when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies: These are stored on your computer or mobile device and remain there until they expire or are deleted.
- First-party cookies: These are set by the website you are visiting.
- Third-party cookies: These are set by a third party, such as an advertising network or analytics provider.
- To remember your preferences and settings
- To improve the performance and functionality of the website
- To analyze site usage and gather data for statistical purposes
- To serve targeted advertising