The first party cookies will be those that are sent from the computer or domain of the editor of the web page itself.
Third-party cookies will be all information stored on the device that is sent or treated from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that treats the data obtained through cookies.
In the case that the so-called first party cookies are managed by third parties, they will be considered as third party cookies.

  1. According to their purpose

What is the purpose of cookies? What is the data obtained by cookies processed for?

Depending on the purpose, we can distinguish between:

– Technical cookies: session identification, access to restricted areas, order tracking. In short, technical cookies allow the user to navigate through the website. At the same time they allow us to understand the habits of the users. Also in this category are those cookies aimed at managing and enabling the advertising spaces that are inserted within the web pages.
These cookies are exempt from requiring consent and therefore it is not necessary to provide information about their existence.

– Preference or personalisation cookies: these cookies allow the service to be determined and the content or interface to which the user has access to be personalised. Differentiating the customer’s experience according to their tastes or preferences (for example, the language in which the requested content will be displayed).

– Analysis or measurement cookies: these cookies are particularly useful to the provider as they enable it to measure website activity. Their purpose is to track and analyze user behavior. This type of cookie does not especially intrude on the privacy of users.

– Behavioral advertising cookies: are those cookies that store information on the behavior of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.

2. Depending on the period of time in which they are activated

What is the “life cycle” of cookies?

Depending on how long they remain activated on the user’s device, we can distinguish between session cookies and persistent cookies. As their name suggests, the latter are more intrusive to user privacy than session cookies. Information on both is provided below:

– Session cookies collect and store data for the duration of the session. This type of cookie is usually used only to display that information to provide the service you request.

– Persistent: The data is stored in the device in the terminal and can be accessed for a defined period of time. These cookies are especially intrusive. It is necessary to attend to their “strict” necessity, as well as to have them installed for the shortest possible time.

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