What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (e.g., computer, smartphone, or tablet) when you visit a website. They are commonly used to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the website owner about the user’s browsing behavior and preferences. Cookies can be either session cookies, which are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser, or persistent cookies, which remain on your device for a longer period of time.
Types of Cookies Used
- Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the functioning of the Website and cannot be disabled. They are used to enable basic features such as page navigation, access to secure areas of the Website, and user authentication.
- Analytical and Performance Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about how users interact with the Website, such as the number of visitors, the pages visited, and the time spent on the Website. This information is used to improve the performance of the Website and understand user preferences.
- Functional Cookies: These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as language or region preference) and provide enhanced features and personalized content.
- Advertising and Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
Cookies are stored for different periods of time, depending on their type. Essential cookies are typically deleted when you close your browser, while other cookies may be stored for longer periods, as described in the cookie settings of your browser.