Version 1: Jan 2019
What are cookies?
Are there different types of cookies?
Yes, there are two types of cookies – ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. The Fat Cops website, like many websites, uses both. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer expiration date and stay on your computer hard-drive until you manually delete them.
What do persistent cookies do?
One example of a persistent cookie is the ‘remember me on this computer functionality’ which means you can access the private area of a website again from your own PC or mobile, without logging-in again. The session cookies and persistent cookies placed on our website by us are known for this reason are ‘first party cookies.’
What about third-party cookies?
Can I choose not to have cookies on my computer?
More information on cookies
You can read more about cookies in the Microsoft Cookies Guide or All About Cookies. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has a very stringent code of ethics on internet advertising and you can read more about it by clicking here.