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Tuesday, July 16 2024

Cookies, what they are?

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This website complies with legal requirements related to cookies, ensuring transparency and user consent.

If you have specific concerns about cookies on this website, look at the privacy policy or contact us.

 

 

– A cookie is information saved by your web browser when you visit a website. It allows the site to recognize your device in the future.
– When you return to the same site, it can read the cookie to remember you from your last visit and track your activities over time.
– Cookies serve various purposes, including collecting information about the pages you view and customizing your browsing experience.
– They can also enable features like remembering your user ID, offering an online shopping cart, and delivering targeted ads.
– Types of Cookies:
– Single-Session Cookies (Tier 1):
– These cookies help with navigation on the website and record information temporarily.
– They are erased when you quit the session or close the browser.
– Single-session cookies are enabled by default to provide a smooth navigation experience.
– Persistent/Multi-Session Cookies (Tier 2):
– These cookies remain on your computer and record information across multiple visits.
– They can be stored on your hard drive for months or years until manually deleted.
– The FTC uses Tier 2 cookies for site analysis and maintaining access quality.
– They capture only a unique, randomly assigned identifier and do not send or receive data from non-FTC websites.
– Legal Framework:
– EU Cookie Law (ePrivacy Directive):
– Requires websites to obtain consent from visitors before storing or retrieving any information (including cookies) on their devices.
– Designed to protect online privacy and give users a choice regarding data collection and usage .
– Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR):
– Governs the rules on cookies, including their use and disclosure.
In summary, websites must comply with legal requirements related to cookies, ensuring transparency and user consent. If you have specific concerns about cookies on a particular website, consider reviewing their privacy policy or contacting them directly.