Types Of Cookie You Might Come Across

okay so we’ve had a look at what cookies are.  but you might want to know the types of cookie you might be picking up as well.  So here goes as best as possible.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set up by the website you are visiting (i.e. this one) and they can only be read by that site, so these are very discreet and can cause little or no harm

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party data analysing software or links who will set their own cookie to provide the information on visitor numbers, etc to the website owner. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. A good example is Google Adsense, which you might see from time to time.  we sometimes use adverts to raise money to help the club maintain this site, but also to help our members promote there businesses as well, which might interest you.

Session cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Flash cookies

Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.