21 October 2021
What Are Website Cookies?
Whenever you use the internet and websites like ours and other sites, you are exposed to cookies. Cookies are small text files that the web server stores on your electronic device, such as on your computer or mobile phone, and these text files are often referred to as fragments.
Different Types of Cookies
Cookies can have different purposes on a website, with the ultimate purpose to enhance your browsing experience. See below for a few examples.
Our goal is to offer you a great experience when visiting our website, and necessary cookies help store useful information such as your username if you have created an account already, to save you the trouble of having to fill it out every time you visit our site.
With functionality cookies, your preferences are saved when you adjust settings on our site. For example, if you change language, color scheme or similar, the cookies we save allow us to make sure your settings are saved for your next visit.
We are always working to improve and information about how you use our site is very useful to us and our third-party partners. Analytical cookies saved and stored for statistical purposes allow us to make necessary adjustments to the site, and these never contain personal information such as your home address, email or full name.
Session Cookies vs. Persistent Cookies
The cookies stored by us are either session cookies or persistent cookies, and while similar, they fulfill different functions on the site. Session cookies aid in providing you with a smooth user experience so that a setting stays the same also when you click open a new tab, but once you close the website window—the session cookies are deleted. These are also called temporary cookies.
Let’s say you are in the middle of a game or doing something important, and then you accidentally close the tab. Thanks to persistent cookies, some of your settings and preferences are stored for your next visit, to save you the hassle of having to do things again. Persistent cookies persist even if you close your web browser, but can be deleted manually.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.
Due to the way we operate, there are also third-party cookies used on our website. These allow other websites, such as our partners, to recognize you and remember your preferred settings when browsing external websites.
Some cookies are needed in order for our website to function properly, but you are still in control. Go to your browser settings to see your options, or to delete cookies that have already been saved on your device. If you want to learn more about the process of restricting and deleting cookies, please visit nternetcookies.org.