While cookies on websites may not be as tasty as their baked counterparts, they play a crucial role in enhancing your online experience.
Cookies are essentially small text files containing data about users who visit websites. These come in two main types: persistent and session cookies.
What are cookies used for?
Persistent cookies, lasting between visits, store data on your hard drive, enabling websites to recognize returning visitors and tailor their experience. This could include remembering login status or customization preferences. These cookies are regularly updated and can persist for days to several months, with their expiration date embedded in the file.
On the other hand, session cookies are short-lived, storing information only during each visit. This could involve language or colour preferences, and the information is deleted after the visit, such as when closing the browser window.
Cookies can originate from the website itself or third-party sources, like embedded videos from platforms such as YouTube.
Cookies and security
In terms of security, cookies are harmless. They discreetly enhance website functionality without compromising your online safety.
Where are cookies stored?
As for storage, cookies reside in a folder on your hard drive, the exact location varying based on your operating system and browser. Despite their utility, cookies are minuscule and occupy very little space.
Cookies on Conta’s websites
Can I turn off cookies?
Turning off cookies in your browser is possible, but it comes with the drawback of losing access to Conta and many other online services. These services often depend on cookies to function seamlessly.
What does the law say about cookies?
In compliance with GDPR, your consent is required for cookie usage. By using this website with cookies enabled in your browser settings, you signify your agreement with this requirement.