Cookies are small files of information used by a website (specifically the web server) to store certain information on a user's computer. So every time the user logs in, the website retrieves this information to offer the user relevant services.
A typical example of such information is the user's preferences on a website, as stated by the user's choices on the site (eg selecting specific "buttons", searches, ads, etc.).
Widely circulating cookies are the following
- CooKies to improve page performance
- Cookies for anonymous traffic statistics
- Cookies for Google Advertising Functions
- Other cookies by third parties
|usy46gabsosd||They collect information about visitor behavior. The information is used for reports to improve the website.|
|Google+ Plugin||Send information to the "Google+" plugin.|
|Facebook plugin||Send information to the "Like" plugin.|
|mobile devices||It locates your mobile device to get you to the appropriate download page.|
|Jsessionid||Know the number of users who visit the site.|
|_st (login token)||personalizes the website when the user is logged in.|
|pgid sid||They identify the user to show personalized content. What he saw recently.|
|HighBandwidth $ ms_externalFlash||It contains information about the version of Flash Player installed on your device as well as which bandwidth is available.|
|Session||Prevents repeat display of a welcome message.|
|omniture_optout||The data stored indicates whether it is possible to evaluate the behavior of the visitor browsing the site.|
Types of cookies used by Google
But how do you know if the cookies that serve you are innocent, that is, they do not store your personal information?
Below we will see a page that examines and shows you which cookies are landing on your computer. Looking at iGuRu.gr we received it below result:
First party cookies are cookies that are set by the site itself and can only be read by this site. They are commonly used for the functionality of the site (eg shopping cart). This does not imply that these cookies are allowed by EU law.
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With information from Wikipedia