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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that gets stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The cookie allows the web site to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
Different Flavors of Cookies
First-party cookies are cookies created by the site you visit. These cookies are used by only that web site.
Third-party cookies are cookies created by other sites than the one you are visiting. These sites own some of the content, like videos, images or ads, that you see on the web page you visit and provide third party services such as analytic services provided by Google.
Session Cookies are cookies that are stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser session ends.
Persistent Cookies are cookies that are stored on the user's computer and are not deleted when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular web site, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
Cookies by AutomationDirect.com
In addition, there are different levels of cookies set by us. These levels are:
Strictly necessary cookies: are cookies that are mostly first party cookies that must be there for proper functioning of our website. These should not be disabled.
Functionality cookies: These low-level cookies help us to enhance the performance and usability of our website. These can be disabled but the respective features will not work properly.
Analytics and performance cookies: are cookies that are third party cookies such as Google Analytics that can be disabled. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site, including page visits, the amount of time spent on each page, and visit leading to completed orders. All this information is compiled into reports so that we can continually improve site performance for you.
How can cookies be removed?
Cookies can be disabled at any time, but our web site will not function in its full capacity if disabled. If you want to control the usage of cookies on your computer/device, please follow the instructions on the browser you use. Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, provide following ways to control cookies:
Browser specific information about controlling cookies: