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The most common types of cookies are explained below:
1. Session cookies
While you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer's memory, where a session ID is stored, for example, to prevent you from having to log in again each time you change pages. Session cookies are erased when you log out or lose their validity as soon as your session expires automatically.
2. Permanent or protocol cookies
A permanent or log cookie stores a file on your computer for the period until the expiration date. These cookies enable websites to remember your information and settings the next time you visit them. This leads to a faster and more convenient access, as you do not have to make your language setting for our portal again, for example. When the expiry date expires, the cookie is automatically erased when you visit the website that generated it.
3. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies originate from providers other than the website operator. For example, they can be used to collect information for advertising, custom content and web statistics.
4. Flash cookies
Flash cookies are stored on your computer as data elements of web pages when they are operated with Adobe Flash. Flash cookies have no time limit.