What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to a visitor’s mobile phone, computer or other device when they visit a website. Each subsequent visit to the website then sends the cookies back to the original website or to another website that recognises the cookies.
Simply put – by using cookies, a website stores information about a user’s visit to the website.
What categories of cookies exist?
There are several types of cookies and they are distinguished according to what information they store for what purpose:
Categories of Cookies
– help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure sections of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
– allow the website to remember information that changes how the website behaves or looks. This is for example your preferred language, or the region you are in.
– help website owners to understand how visitors use the website. They collect and share information anonymously.
– are used to track visitors to the website. The intention is to display advertising that is relevant and interesting to the individual user, and thus more valuable to publishers and third-party advertisers.