What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies usually also have a "time limit" for which they are stored. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others remain on your device for longer, sometimes until you delete them manually - we call them permanent cookies.
Cookies set by the website owner are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by third-parties are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.