Cookies are short text files stored on a user’s web browser (such as a computer, tablet or phone) to optimise the user’s browsing experience.
There are two types of cookies:
- Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created the particular cookie.
- Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.