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- Session cookies: Session cookies are temporarily stored in the computer’s memory when you are browsing a site, for example, to keep track of the chosen language. Session cookies remain stored in the computer for a short period of time. They are in fact deleted when the user closes the web browser.
- Persistent or tracking cookies: Persistent cookies save a file on the computer for a long period of time. This type of cookie has an expiration date. Persistent cookies enable websites to remember information and settings for users’ subsequent visits, making browsing more convenient and quick, because, for one thing, you no longer have to log in. On the date of expiration, the cookie is automatically deleted when you first access the website that created it.
- First-party cookies: These cookies are set by the websites themselves (with the same domain as that shown in the address bar of the browser) and can only be read by those sites. They are commonly used to store information such as preferences, to be used when returning to the site.
- Third-party cookies: These cookies are set up by domains other than the one indicated in the address bar of the browser, or by organisations that do not correspond with owners of the website. The cookies used, for example, to collect information for marketing purposes and content personalisation, as well as for compiling web statistics, can be “third party cookies”. Third-party cookies allow us to obtain the most comprehensive surveys of users’ browsing habits and are believed to be more sensitive in terms of integrity. For this reason, most web browsers allow you to change the settings so that the cookies are not accepted.