The importance of boosting users’ experience cannot be stressed enough. As a result, we use cookie files and other top innovations to achieve this. What are cookie files? How do they work? Keep reading to understand more!
What is a Cookie file?
Cookies are small packets of data used by websites to improve visitors’ experience by keeping track of visitors’ activities. With cookie files, websites can easily recognize their users anytime they visit the platform.
A cookie content notification is present on almost all websites on the internet. Users are often required to accept before the notification can clear off. The role of cookies is to essentially store activities on a website. The specific type of cookies will determine the exact function of the cookies.
For example, session cookies are in charge of keeping track of your activity on a site, whereas tracking cookies will make a history of all users’ visits to a website. Similarly, authentication cookies will keep track of all log-in information. This shows how specific cookies are to their various functions.
As you use a computer network, cookie files are used to identify your device. Through these files, it is possible for web servers to learn about the date and time users visited their sites. It serves as a means for gaining all the necessary information they may require.
We manage, configure, and clear cookies. Cookies are created to identify you when you visit a new website. The web server is responsible for storing the website’s data. It sends a short stream of identifying information to a user’s web browser. Name-value pairs then identify and read these browser cookies, dictating to the cookies what data to recall and they should be sent.
The way you control or manage your cookies is determined by the web browser you use. It implies that different web browsers have no similar methods of configuring their cookie settings. The different privacy policies among different websites allow many browsers to enable universal privacy settings from which a choice can be made.
- Personalization: Including themes, user preferences
- Management of sessions: These include game scores, logins, shopping carts, or anything you need the server to remember.
- Tracking: This includes examining and recording the behaviour of users.
- On your computer, open Google Chrome
- At the top right, click “More” and then “Settings”
- Click “Privacy and security” and then “Cookies and other site data”
- Click “See all site data and permissions” and then “Clear all data”
- To confirm, click “Clear”
Clearing Cookies on Android
The following steps can help you clear cookies on Android:
- Open the Chrome app on your Android phone or tablet
- To the right of the address bar, tap “More” and then click on “Settings”
- Click on the “Privacy and security” button
- Then “Clear browsing data”
- Choose a time range, like the “Last hour” or “All time”
- Check “Cookies and site data” and uncheck all other items
- Click on “Clear data” and then “Clear”
Clearing Cookies on iOS
The following steps can help you clear cookies on iOS:
- Open Chrome on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap “More” and then “Settings”
- Click on “Privacy and security”
- Then, Clear Browsing Data
- Check “Cookies”, “Site Data”.
- Uncheck the other items.
- Hit the “Clear Browsing Data” button
- Then, you can click on “Done”
Cookies Used by Our Website
The cookies used by our website generally fall into different classes. Some of these will be discussed as follows:
- Permanent cookies
We use permanent cookies to maintain certain functions despite the closed web browser. With these cookies, login details can be easily remembered. For this reason, our users don’t have to re-type their information anytime they visit our site. These permanent cookies may be removed from our site after 12 months.
- Session cookies
With our session cookies, we can easily identify our users while understanding the information provided anytime they are on our website. These session cookies will only stay on our site so long as the customers are present. Otherwise, they are deleted immediately after the site is closed.
- Flash cookies
These “super” cookies are often not dependent on the web browsers used. These cookies are designed for permanent storage on a computer. These cookies can keep collecting user information on a user’s browsing behaviour, even if other cookies are restricted or deleted.
- First-party cookies
These cookies are directly stored on the website a user visits. Generally, first-party cookies recognize users anytime they are present on a website. It also ensures they can log in with their sign-in ID and password. Our first-party cookies are not shared with advertising partners or other websites.
- Third-party cookies
These cookies are installed by third parties. Why? To gather certain information from web users. With this, they can easily understand users’ behaviour, demographics, and spending habits. These cookies are used by advertisers to ensure that their products reach the right audience.
The various cookies used have different roles they assume. The behaviour of a cookie depends on its task. We understand the importance of having a top user experience. We make the most of cookies to achieve this. As we gather much information about our users’ browsing history, our services will be targeted towards the preference of our users.