When you visit a website, little data files called cookies are downloaded to your computer or mobile device. Website owners usually employ cookies to make their websites operate or perform more effectively as well as to offer data.

What are cookies?

“First-party cookies” are cookies that are placed by the website’s owner. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that are placed by organisations other than the owner of the website. Third-party cookies make it possible for third parties to deliver services or capabilities on or through the website (e.g., advertising, interactive content, and analytics). Such third-party cookie-setting parties have the ability to identify your computer both when it visits the targeted website and when it visits designated other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

There are several reasons why we use first-party and third-party cookies. Certain cookies are referred to as “important” or “absolutely necessary” cookies since they are vital for our websites to function technically. In order to improve our users’ experience on our web properties, we can monitor and serve the interests of our users by using additional cookies. Through our websites, third parties provide cookies for advertising, analytics, and other uses.