A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are different types of cookies
First party cookies
These are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
Third party cookies
These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some LBS web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link to an LBS page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. LBS has no control over third party cookies.
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Chrome or Safari.
These are saved on your device. 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.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.