Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s hard drive to identify that user after they visit a website. The cookie contains several data components:

  • The name of the server that placed it
  • A non-nominative identifier, in the form of a unique ID number
  • An expiration date.

We can distinguish two types of cookies: First-party cookie and Third-party cookie.

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