What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a users device. For more information on cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org
What are the different types of cookies?
Allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes and for security. Session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored long term.
Are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site to be remembered.
First and Third Party Cookies
Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user. Third party cookies that ser set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.
If you are concerned about cookies and would like to disable their use then you can do this in your browser.