What are cookies
Cookies are small files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. They have an essential role for the numerous services provided by websites. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the user’s browsing habits and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to identify the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified in many different ways. For instance depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent:
- First-party cookies: those that are created and managed by the website the user is visiting.
- Third-party cookies: those that are created or managed by a website different from the one the user is visiting.
Another way for classifying the cookies is according to the period of time they remain stored in the client’s web browser:
- Session cookies: they contain information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. They are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page, for instance a list of products in a shopping cart.
- Persistent Cookies: they are stored as text files on the end user device and have an expiration date between a few minutes or up to a few years.
Finally, there is another classification according to the purpose for which the data is obtained:
- Process cookies: they help make websites work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, a website cannot function properly.
- Preference cookies: they allow websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as the preferred language or the end user region.
- Analytics cookies: they allow website editors to analyze the use of the website. The information obtained from theses cookies is used to measure the websites activity (how often website visitors navigate from a page to another one for instance) and allows editors to improve their websites.
- Advertising cookies: they allow an efficient management of the advertising spaces on the website.
- behavioral advertising cookies: they store information about the website visitors behavior by observing their browsing habits. It can be used to develop a more personalised advertising profile.
How to manage cookies on your browser
You can allow, block or remove the cookies installed by a website at any time using the web browser settings. But if you block or remove cookies some of the website services may stop to work properly. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the Tools, Options or Settings menu. You can find out more about managing cookies in your browser of choice by consulting the browser’s Help menu. Using these settings visitors may at any time choose the cookies they want to allow on this website. You can find out more about managing cookies in your browser of choice by visiting one of the pages below:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-site-preferences
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Safari: http://safari.helpmax.net/en/privacy-and-security/managing-cookies/
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
Cookies used by www.eatyourbytes.com
This website uses the following cookies:
- Preference cookies:
- Duration: 1 year
- Third party Analytics Cookies
- Duration: 1 year
- Description: It is created by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users. It has been configured to anonymize your IP address when you use the pages of this website so that it cannot be used to identify you. Google stores the information collected by this cookie on servers located in the United States, complying with European legislation regarding personal data protection and undertakes not to share this information with third parties, except when required by law or if it is necessary for the operation of the system. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can obtain more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics by visiting this page: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage?hl=en
- Duration: 24 hours
- Duration: 1 minute
- Description: It is created by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate. It has been configured to anonymize your IP address when you use the pages of this website so that it cannot be used to identify you. Google stores the information collected by this cookie on servers located in the United States, complying with European legislation regarding personal data protection and undertakes not to share this information with third parties, except when required by law or if it is necessary for the operation of the system. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can obtain more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics by visiting this page: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage?hl=en
Google Adsense advertising Cookies
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
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