What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer when you visit a website and stored there. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. This is done in order to avoid any user inconvenience, and to recognize your device during a session or during your future visits, to provide you a better user experience.
Cookies help by making use of websites much smoother and affect lots of useful features of websites. The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie.
Types of cookies used:
I. Session Cookies: These are temporary cookie files that remain only as long as the browsing session is active and are erased once the browser is closed. The basic purpose of these cookies are to avoid user inconvenience during browsing. These cookies:
(a) Allow websites to link the actions of a user during the browser session
(b) Assist the user in navigating the website
(c) Allow the user to access secure parts of the webpage when logged in.
II. Persistent Cookies: These are cookie files are stored on a user’s device even after the browser is closed and the browsing session has ended. The basic purpose of these cookies are to facilitate a better user experience the next time a user visits the website by remembering the user’s preferences and actions. The services of a third-party analytics service provider may be used by us to analyze cookies to carry out behavioral analysis to enhance user experience and convenience and also to provide targeted and relevant content to visitors.