What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file stored in the user’s web browser on any device they use to access the website that stores information about your visit, such as preferences. When the user returns, the browser cookie provides the stored information to the site.
What cookies are used?
Cookies are used to adjust the content of the site to match user preferences and web site optimization. They store useful information that improve the user experience website. They are most often used to:
– Storing login information, so the user does not need to log on & nbsp; the & nbsp; each visit.
– Identifying the type of device from which the user is browsing the site and any preferences used to optimize the site specifically for this device.
– Create statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.
What types of cookies are used?
There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies.
Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for a period of time specified in the parameters of cookies or until they are manually removed. After returning to a website is required to log in again, despite prior storing credentials. Usually it happens because the time trwałgo cookies expired. This helps to increase security while maintaining availability.
Session cookies, on the other hand, are used temporarily and will expire when the page or the browser is closed. They are used to track user activity on the website during a single visit. When a page needs to verify your age or location while allowing you to view content without the need for additional data, it is a session cookie at work.
Do cookies contain personal data?
If there is a need to collect personal information, such as for creating accounts, and then the cookie may store personal data. However, it is required by law for the protection of the data that users are informed about the collection of personal data. These data will also be encrypted to make it inaccessible to unauthorized users.
The default browser is set to accept cookies. However, these settings can be modified to block cookies entirely, or to inform the user each time they are used. Detailed information on cookies and options associated with them are available in the settings of browsers.