Cookies are sets of text information that are downloaded to your computer, laptop or other device when you visit a website.
Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the home site at each of the following visits or to another site that recognizes those cookies.
Cookie files are used on the website for several reasons. These includes the following:
– to allow users to login to the account;
– to allow users to choose their authentication preferences;
– to monitor and collect information on transactions carried out on the website;
– for advertising;
– for the purpose of preventing fraud and protecting confidentiality, etc.
Cookies are generally used to improve and optimize the user experience. Some of the cookie files we use are essential to the functioning of the website. There are two broad categories of cookies:
– session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser so that it stores them until the user exits the website or closes the browser window;
– persistent cookies – these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment.
Persistent cookies include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at that time – known as cookies placed by third parties, which can be used anonymously to store a user’s interests, so as to deliver the most relevant advertising to users.
In general, an application used to access web pages allows the cookies to be saved on the terminal by default.