Knowing About Cookies1. Introduction: What you should know about Cookies.
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We use them to:
- to memorize your preferences
- to design our websites to serve your interests
2. There are different kinds of cookies.A. First Party Cookies
First party cookies are set up by the majority of websites you visit. First Party Cookies can only be read by the website that set them. Additionally, a website may use the cookies services of a different company to ascertain how many visitors or people are visiting and/or using their website. Usually this external company will set up its own cookie to perform this function.
B. Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different entity other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. You are bound to encounter third-party cookies in instances where you come across content from external sites in the website you are visiting.
For clarity purpose, some Ifioque web pages may contain shared link from other sites like Facebook or YouTube, which may set their own cookies. Likewise, if you Share on social media a link to an Ifioque webpage, the social media platform on which you shared the link may set a cookie on your browser.
C. Advertising Cookies
Most websites use advertising networks to specifically show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks use advance technology able to track your browsing across different sites.
Our website, Ifioque.com do use advertising cookies but they are not configured to track your browsing outside the Ifioque website.
D. Session Cookies
Session cookies are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome.
E. Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are saved on your computer. So they don’t get deleted when you close your browser.
We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
F. Tracking Technologies
Some sites use web technologies like web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how people are using them and target advertising at people.
Tracking technologies usually take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were.