Cookies are data files created from previously viewed websites which are stored on & send to user’s computer or device whilst browsing. These Cookies are re-sent to previously viewed websites on the next visit. Cookies are a reminder of the user’s preferences to enhance website visit experience. The preferences range from : login data, selected language, other settings, etc. so that these do not have to be uploaded again or reset when the user returns to the website pages. Therefore, cookies are used for identification, authentication & session monitoring purposes, to store information of users activities on the website. When browsing, users can receive cookies on their computer or other devices from websites these are referred to as third-party cookies. In certain cases, cookies are technically necessary for website operation.
TYPES OF COOKIES
These activate specific website functions in order to improve the service provided. These functions are the simple necessary functions required to navigate website such as language, the equipment selected for purchase etc.
These are necessary for browsing & more importantly necessary for website operation or to allow users to make full use of website content and services.
This is a feedback system to the proprietor/operator of the website. These cookies provide the website proprietor/operator with an insight into how the website is used. These cookies are not used to collect users information or personal data, rather a general overview on use of website.
Third party Cookies
These are not sent from the proprietor/operator but from a Third Party used for the third party’s own purposes.
HOW COOKIES WORK IN YOUR FAVOUR?
COOKIES AND YOUR ABILITY TO ENABLE & DISABLE
Alternatively there are cookies which perform activities such as “profiling cookies”. Yes they do what they say, used to create user profiles, preferences demonstrated by the user while browsing online and they do require prior user consent. There are options available to the end user which allow enabling/disabling of these Cookies. However an important consideration is that when disabling technical cookies, it might render it difficult to view the website or result in certain services and functions of the website being unavailable. This will result in the user having to re-enter information. In order to enable or disable you can view instructions for your browser.