A cookie is a small piece of data that a web site asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cake allows the site to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to reject them and can delete them whenever they want. See the user guide for your browser for more information about how to remove cookies. Keep in mind, however, that if disabled, not all features on the site can be used to the fullest.
• Identify users
• Remember the user’s own preferences
• Help users to complete tasks without having to enter information when browsing from one page to another or when they visit the site later.
Cookies can also be used for online advertising for behavioral goals and to show ads relevant to something that the user searched for earlier.
How are they used?
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified according to its lifetime and the domain to which it belongs. After a lifetime, a cake is either a:
• session cookie that is deleted when the user closes the browser or
• Retention cookie remaining on the user’s computer / device for a predetermined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
• First-party cookies that are set by the web server on the visited page and share the same domain
Google Analytics related cookies