Cookies are a set of alphanumeric and numeric information which helps collect static information about visits to web resources. They are stored in the browser of a mobile or desktop device.
Varieties of cookies:
Technical. Cookies to ensure the correct operation of the website. Technical cookies collect data about the permission and prohibition of using other cookies by the website.
Site navigation and preferences. Help organise access to secure areas of the web resource. Cookies are disabled once a website session has ended. Sometimes cookies are used for a long time (up to 1 year).
Analytical. Cookies are used in content analysis to improve the performance and display of advertising messages. The information obtained is transmitted anonymously. The analytics service receives them for storage and processing.
For targeting. Automatic transmission for targeting stores information to develop a specific profile and display relevant advertising messages. Cookies collect information about the user's preferences while browsing the site's content.
Web beacons. A set of graphical files that allow you to assess the correctness of the site, monitor the number of users and the actions they perform, and determine the number of emails sent to and read by content-news users. Web beacons help monitor the effectiveness of advertisements and count the number of web pages a user views.
Similar technologies are used to record data in the cache memory of a browser or the equipment used to consume the site's content. Used to protect user accounts, disclose irregular activities, and prevent attempted access to a user's personal information (PI) without permission.
PI’s are stored in cookies if the user has authorised their use. Cookies help protect a user's registration to a content-news site.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. The user can get rid of the stored files, prohibiting their further use by going to "settings".
Disabling the cookies may result in incorrect operation of the content-news site and the inability to access certain functions and tools of the site.