Cookies are small text files that are placed on the user’s computer or mobile phone when he/she browses websites and/or applications.
There are primarily two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies or ‘non-essential’ cookies.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze the users’ behavior on a Website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to the users (‘advertising’ cookies).
These two types of cookies have different characteristics that can be distinguished and classified according to the length of time for which they are valid and the origin of their placement.
Cookies according to the length of time for which they are valid on the user’s computer may be:
Cookies according to their placement may be:
Most browsers support cookies (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). In any case, users can configure their browser to deactivate cookies or they can delete them.
Our cookies help Us:
As the user interacts with Our Website, We may automatically collect technical data about the user’s equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs, web beacons, and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about the user if s/he visits other sites employing Our cookies.
The cookies that We use can be categorized into two (2) types, namely:
For the aforementioned purposes We use Google Analytics.
The user may turn off cookies by adjusting his/her browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. However, doing so will likely limit the functionality of Our and a large proportion of the world’s Websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern Websites.
It may be that the user’s concerns with respect to cookies relate to “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in the browser, one may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies which are considered to be invasive.