Cookies – What are they?
Cookies are small files that are sometimes encrypted that a web site uses to recognise visitors. Usually its just a small amount of data using letters and numbers and its downloaded to your computer.
Different Types of Cookies
Session cookies – cookies are the ones that allow websites to track the various actions of a user during a visit. They have a variety of purposes. For example, a session cookie would be working when the website you are visiting remembers what you have put in your shopping basket. Session cookies generally expire after a browser session ends.
Persistent cookies – These cookies are stored on your device between visits to Roydon Photography. This is useful because it enables the preferences/actions of the user to be remembered across the website. Persistent cookies are also used for a variety of purposes, however they are most famous for being used by a website to perform target advertising.
First and third party cookies – first-party cookies are the cookies that are set by a specific website visited by the user. Third-party cookies are set by a domain which is not the one being visited by the user. For example, if you visit a website and a separate company has set a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie, however, they are most famous for being used by a website to perform target advertising.
What cookies are on this site?
Roydons Photography use a mixture of session, permanent and third party cookies. None of which store your personal information.
Are cookies safe?
Cookies are not computer viruses, they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing, they also cannot replicate and spread to other networks to execute. Since they cannot perform these functions, they fall outside the standard definition of a virus.