Cookies: These are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
1)Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
2)Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
3)First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your settings (e.g., while on our site).
4)Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a website, or domain, that is not the website or domain that you are currently visiting. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing personal information; like your name, e-mail address, and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), which then stores the information for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the server. The message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1. Useful information about cookies, including information about deleting or blocking cookies, can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
2. A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
3. Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: