Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies on a website, each with a specific function.
The following is a list of the main types of cookies:

  • Session cookies

    These cookies are temporary and are deleted once the user leaves the website. They are used to keep the user's session active during their visit to the website.

  • Persistent cookies

    Unlike session cookies, these files are stored on the user's hard drive and are not deleted when the user leaves the website. They are used to store information such as user preferences, login data and navigation data.

  • Third-party cookies

    These cookies are set by third-party websites, such as advertising networks or social media platforms, and are used to track the user's browsing habits and provide targeted advertising.

  • Security cookies

    These cookies are used to authenticate the user and prevent fraud. They are also used to protect sensitive information such as payment data.

  • Performance cookies

    These files are used to collect information about how users interact with the website, such as pages visited, and time spent on the site. This information is then used to improve the performance of the website.

  • Functionality cookies

    These cookies allow the website to remember user choices, such as language preferences and favourite articles.