What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that can be encrypted or unencrypted and reside in local browser directories. These help users to navigate websites efficiently and allow certain functions to be carried out.
How Do They Work?
When a web browser loads a particular website from a web server, the website sends information to the browser which then creates the text file. Every time a user goes back to this website, the browser will fetch the file and send it back to the server. Due to their core role around usability, disabling cookies may prevent users from fully using a website.
Cookies can also be generated from third-party platforms that interface with a website. These can include plugins, scripts, widgets and advertising. For example, advertising cookies regulate how an advertisement will appear to a user who is viewing the website.
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How Do I Manage Cookies?
Managing your cookies, depends on the type of the browser you are using. However each browser has the ability to clear cookies from the history tab.
There are also different types of cookies to manage. Essential cookies are the first type and are necessary for the proper functioning of a website, including ours.
They enable navigation of the site and the ability to use its core browsing features across and between several pages. Next there are analytical and performance cookies. These are used to allow interaction with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. The data is then used to enhance your user experience.
Functionality cookies can control personalization options such as preferences or settings. We use functionality cookies to help remember preferences or settings.
Finally targeting and advertising cookies might be deployed on our systems to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites.
You can find out more information about managing cookies here - https://allaboutcookies.org/
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