What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you browse most websites.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are primarily used to identify your login, remember your preferences, or help you complete tasks without having to re-enter information when you browse from one page to another or when you visit the site later.
How do cookies work?
The server that provides the website may store one or more cookies on your computer or mobile device. That page may use resources on other servers that may download additional cookies.
Each time you open a new page, the server may receive the values of the cookies that were previously saved and return the page with related or personalized content.
How many types of cookies are there?
Depending on their lifetime, there are session cookies when they are deleted when you close your browser; or persistent cookies if they remain on your computer or mobile device for a predefined period of time.
Depending on their origin, there are own cookies when they are sent from the web server of the visited page and share the same domain; or third party cookies if they are sent and managed from a different domain than the visited page.
Cookies installed from a domain managed by the publisher itself but used by a third party to collect information cannot be considered as own cookies.