Cookies are small text files with data. These text files are stored in your browser and saves information when you visit different websites. Most often, it’s used so that the website can identify your browser the next time you visit it.

These can be very useful. For example, when you log in to Facebook, it’s thanks to the cookies that you don’t have to enter your username and password every time you log in.

Third part cookies, what are they?

These are cookies created by a website other than the one you are visiting. It is common for websites to have links to other websites.

For example, Facebook can create cookies in many different websites and can also connect it with your login to Facebook. So when you google things, for example a certain shoe model, advertisements for this particular shoe may start appearing in your feed on Facebook.

Of course, there are more people who use third-part, for example Google. It’s a function that should make it easy for the user to surf a website, like Facebook when you don’t have to log in every time.

Different types:

Timed cookies

Your computers saves these for a longer time and are used, among other things, to show you which content you have missed since your last visit to the website.

Session cookies

This type of cookie is deleted when you leave the website and close the browser. For example, if you have chosen a language on a website, the website remembers your language choice so that you don’t have to change steps every time you click through to new sub-pages.

Do I need to worry about cookies?

No. It is only a text file, which means that it can’t give you virus in your computer or steal information such as credit cards. You can also delete all saved cookies in your browser at any time by going to “Clear Website Information”.