What is a “Cookie”?
-A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive about the way that you move around a particular website, so that when you return to that website it can provide tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic, and for marketing and advertising purposes.
-Cookies are used by almost all websites and do not harm your system.
Cookies are either:
-Session cookies: These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are deleted when you close your browser. These usually store an anonymous session ID, allowing you to navigate a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any personal data from your computer; OR
-Persistent cookies: These are stored as files on your computer and remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for tracking with Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorized as follows:
-Essential cookies: These are strictly necessary to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website(s) cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
-Performance cookies: These enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website(s). For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site(s) are most popular.
-Functionality cookies: These allow our website(s) to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog post. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
Cookies placed by How To Fascinate will expire when the user terminates the website session or after a reasonable period of inactivity.