Cookie(s), a simple explanation:
A cookie is a text data file that may be typically stored on your mobile device’s hard drive and/or on computer’s hard drive, once a user visit a website. The Cookies duration of cookies may vary in their duration, some may be stored for a short time and some may be indefinitely. Cookies may be created by the website a user visits – ‘the first party’ and/or cookies, may be created by other sites that interact with the one the user/you is visiting – ‘third party’ cookies.
Estimate audience’s usage patterns and the size of our audience;
To customise our website in order to accommodate our customer’s interests. Which may allow us speed up searches;
To recognise a user when said user returns to our website(s); and
We may also use the information collected to ensure compliance with our compliance program(s), as well as to ensure our user’s account security has not been compromised by detecting suspicious and/or irregular account activities.
Deleting | Blocking cookies:
Most any web-browsers allows a refusal to delete cookies or accept them. The controls in order to apply this are commonly found on the Options sections, Settings, and/or Advance Settings section(s) of the internet web-browser. However, note deleting all cookies or blocking them may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Types of cookies:
Different roles that cookies may be performed on a website(s):
This cookie type may record user’s visit to FixYourName’s website(s), the links user follows and web pages user visits. FixYourName may use collected information in order to make our website relevant to our user’s interests. We may also share this information with third parties for purposes, but not limited to these:
This cookie type shall allow FixYourName to count visiting traffic and to distinguish visiting users, as well as to see if and how web users move around our website. This may help FixYourName to improve our website, e.g., by ensuring users are able to find the content they are searching for.
Strictly necessary cookies: