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What is a Cookie?

Almost every website uses cookies today. Like most websites, we use cookies to provide you with a better, faster and safer experience. A cookie is actually a small text file stored on your device (e.g. computer or mobile phone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be stored on your device through your browser during your first visit to a website.  When you visit the same website again with the same device, your browser checks whether a cookie stored before in the name of the website on your device.  If a record exists, it transmits the data in the record to the website you are visiting.  In this way, the website understands that you have visited the site before and determines the content to be sent to you accordingly.

Why Are Cookies Used?

Some cookies allow the website to remember the preferences you used in your previous visits, allowing your next visits to provide a much more user-friendly and personalized experience.



Types of Cookies:

  • First party cookies: Those are the standard cookies on our website. 

  • Third party cookies: These are cookies that are placed and used by third parties. 


  • Session (Temporary) Cookies: These cookies expire once the user closes the website and when not used anymore to collect information. These cookies usually store a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users

  • Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies remain on the hard drive of the site visitor until their expiration date (on a specific expiration date) or they are erased. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website.


  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that allow your visitors to navigate your website.  They are also necessary for security purposes. 

  • Functionality Cookies: These are the cookies that remembers the registered visitors/users in order to improve user experience. 


Controlling and Deleting Cookies

In order to change your preferences for the use of cookies or to block or delete the same, simply change your browser settings.  Many browsers give you the option to accept or decline cookies, to accept only certain types of cookies, or to be alerted by the browser when a website requests to store cookies on your device so you can control cookies.  It is also possible to delete cookies previously saved in your browser. 

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