What are cookies?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information in textual format. They are saved to the browser directory by the websites you visit.
Each time when you visit the originating website of a cookie, or a website that recognises the cookie, the web browser sends the cookie back to the website.
There are two types of cookies, namely the ‘session cookies’ and the ‘persistent cookies’. Session cookies are temporary ones that are created when you are visiting a website and kept only until you close the browser. Persistent cookies are kept for longer durations depending on their expiry, to be activated and used again when you revisit the website.
What are they used for?
Cookies are used for keeping track of your actions on a website, which is inevitable for providing core features like login and shopping basket. These cookies are called ‘strictly necessary’ to provide the services you expect from a website.
Cookies that are used for collecting anonymous information on how the website is being used are called ‘performance cookies’.
Cookies can also be used to collect information about your interests and browsing habits that can be used for advertising purposes to place the relevant advertisement to a user. These cookies, identified as ‘targeting or advertising cookies’, often share information with more than one website.
There are other cookies that are placed by the third party websites we use for providing a service or for measuring the performance of the website. These are listed below.
- 1. Cookies placed by ‘Google Analytics’ – used for measuring the performance of the website
By using the website you agree to accept the above mentioned cookies.