Cookies are text files that contain small pieces of information sent to your browser and stored in your computer, mobile phone, or any other device you use when you visit a website. Cookies send information to the site that generated them or to another site that recognizes that cookie.
The most common types of cookies are the following:
- Session Cookies – these exist in a temporary memory until the internet browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies (also called tracking cookies) – remain on your device until you delete or expire.
- Safe cookies – these are encrypted cookies that only work with an HTTPS secure connection. These cookies are used to secure the information they contain and not be intercepted by potential hackers on the same network as the user.
- HttpOnly cookies – they can not be used by any other protocol except HTTP and only the website that generated them can use them.
- Third-party cookies – these cookies belong to another web site, different from the one that sent them. They are usually sent through online advertising and can store a user’s browsing history on all sites using the same advertising network.
- Zombie cookies – These cookies resume after they have been deleted. They are generally used by Internet traffic analysis services and are stored outside of the internet browser.
How we use the cookies
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