Date: 26th October 2020
1.What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files downloaded to your browser which store and retrieve information while you use the Internet. They allow you to browse web pages efficiently, obtain information about your browsing history and execute certain functions.
2.Types and purposes of cookies
According to the time frame during which they remain active they can be:
- Session: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
- Persistent: The data are still stored on the user’s terminal and can be accessed and processed depending on the expiration date set by the person responsible for the cookie. This can be for a few minutes or several years.
Cookies can also be classified according to who creates or manages them, the following being distinguished:
- Own: Those generated by the website being visited itself, which are owned by the website publisher and for which the latter is liable.
- Third-party: They are received when you browse a website, but they have been generated by a third-party who owns and is liable for them.
|Analysis or measurement||They enable user behaviour to be tracked and analysed. The information collected through this type of cookies is used for measuring website activity (such browser use, the number of new visitors and the impact of advertising), in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the use made by site users.||
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