A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your device when you visit a website.
A cookie stores various information such as login details or user preferences. Websites use these data to personalize their content according to the pages you have visited. They can also use them to save your password so that you don’t have to re-enter it every time you consult our websites.
A cookie can be classified according to its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. If classified by lifespan, it can be:
- a session cookie, deleted as soon as the user closes the browser
- a persistent cookie, kept on the computer or on the user’s device during a specific period
If classified by domain, it may be:
- first party cookies, defined by the web server of the visited pages and sharing the same domain
The activation of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the smooth running of the website, but it can greatly improve navigation.