Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive of visitors/users, which do not access any document or file on your computer. A cookie typically contains the name of the website from which it has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device) and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Session / temporary cookies – These cookies are deleted from your device when you leave the website.
Permanent / persistent cookies – These cookies are not deleted from your device when you leave the website. They remain on your device for much longer.