Whenever you visit a website, small text files called Web Cookies would get downloaded automatically to your computer system or mobile device. The significant purpose of a web cookie is to recognize the user of the website and perhaps to save your login information and to prepare customized Web Pages for the easy and fast access of the same website next time. Only the server of the website you visit will be able to read and retrieve the information of its particular web cookie. Hence, while accessing a single web page online, it would store various cookies automatically from every possible source to the computer system or mobile. Cookies are browsing data of each website stored by the browser. Therefore, considering the cookies as a software or a virus is totally a wrong concept and a false presumption.
Every cookie contains certain information with which the websites that you access frequently will remember the preferences of the browsers. Often, websites of certain marketing companies access the cookies stored on your device and retrieve your personal details to market their products. Therefore, cookies facilitate them to source their desired customers by providing essential details of customers like their territory, their habits, and their preferences.
We use first-party and third-party cookies on grafterr.com First-party cookies are placed by us to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience on our website. Third-party cookies are created by other domains and generally used for online-advertising purposes and analytics. A third-party cookie is accessible on any website that loads the third-party server’s code. As a visitor of our website, you agree to the use of the first-party and third-party cookies. We never sell, rent, or lease any authentic information of our users that we have received through our cookies, nor do we disclose any authentic or anonymous information to any third party, except when it becomes legally mandatory.
a. Session Cookies : are short-term cookies, which are removed automatically when you exit from the browser. However, when you access the same website through the same browser next time, the website may not recognise you and you may have to enter your login details again. A session cookie will get generated automatically and get removed automatically.
b. Persistent Cookies : remain on your computer system or mobile device until you choose to remove them manually or the browser clears them based on the customized duration. They help to remember information, settings, preferences, or sign-on credentials previously saved for a convenient and faster website experience.
a. Strictly Necessary Cookies : essential for the smooth functionality of our website and enable basic security features anonymously. Strictly necessary cookies are the only cookies that are exempt by law from requiring user consent, but their use should be notified.
b. Analytical Cookies : used to collect information about how visitors interact with our website, such as the number of users on our website, duration of a session, bounce rate, source, and what parts of the website are visited.
c. Functional Cookies : allow our website to remember your preferences and information such as your username, location and language. Functional cookies also enable sharing content of the website on social media platforms and collect feedback.
d. Performance Cookies : used for gathering data on how visitors use our website, which pages of the website are visited most often, or if they get error messages. These cookies monitor the performance of our website to help us improve its functionality.
e. Advertising Cookies : designed to collect information from you to display advertising and marketing campaigns relevant to your interests. Any third-party persistent cookies may follow your activity on other websites too.
f. Other Cookies : uncategorised cookies being used to analyse data.
As discussed above, the cookies contain your web login details or other personal details of authentication. Such information can be misused by others to access your computer or device and use maliciously that authentic information. Moreover, it could cause a virus attack or slow down the browser speed. So periodic cleaning of cookies is essential to ensure your web security and to increase the browser speed. It may also be possible to delete, disable or block cookies which have already been placed on your device using your browser settings. By disabling all cookies, it is possible that parts of our website will no longer work. We recommend that you make necessary changes in your browser to enable our cookies. Strictly necessary cookies for the operation of our website cannot be deactivated. You can get a detailed report of all cookies used by us on https://www.cookieserve.com/report.
If you wish to know more about managing and deleting cookies, please go to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Last updated 18 th January 2022