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Different Types of Cookies

Discussion in 'Newbie Helpdesk' started by OKcookie, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. OKcookie

    OKcookie New Member Webmaster

    Session Cookies: are limited duration Cookies which are erased when you close the browser.

    Persistent Cookies: are files that stay in one of your browser's subfolders and may expire weeks, months or years after being set (unless you delete them manually)

    Value: This is the information in the cookie that the website uses to "remember" your previous visit.

    First Party Cookies: are issued by the one web site that you are visiting. This cookie can only be read by that one site and the information the cookie contains cannot be accessed or read by any web site.

    Third Party Cookies: are issued by a site other than the site you are currently browsing.
    So for example, if the site you are currently browsing contains banner ads at the top of the home page, the ad serving company could issue you a third party cookie in order to track your preferences and habits and serve you more and more relevant ads.

    Zombie Cookies: A zombie cookie is any cookie that is automatically recreated after a user has deleted it. This is accomplished by a script storing the content of the cookie in some other locations, such as the local storage available to Flash content, HTML5 storages and other client side mechanisms, and then recreating the cookie from backup stores when the cookie's absence is detected.

    Tracking Cookies: Tracking Cookies may be used to track internet users' web browsing habits. By looking at the log file, it is then possible to find out which pages the user has visited and in what sequence.

  2. dirtybull

    dirtybull New Member Webmaster

    Good list...I dint know half of those exist. and I tought I knew something about the internet..
  3. Aluminum Bleachers

    Aluminum Bleachers New Member Webmaster

    I've heard of about half of those. Zombie cookies are a new one, to me. Do you use shotguns to get rid of those?
  4. traxport121

    traxport121 New Member Webmaster

    Hahaha.. Btw I didnt even know there were different forms of cookies!
  5. emuzeskylow

    emuzeskylow New Member Webmaster

    Wow! It is good to be in a forum like this. I never knew some of those exist. Thanks for sharing.
  6. rz3300

    rz3300 Member Webmaster

    Well thanks for the information. I really had no idea that there were different types and different functions, but it now it makes a lot more sense. I guess it is probably something that we should all know a lot more about just given the nature of the internet and all of the concerns about privacy and personal information and all of the threats that we hear about on a daily basis. This is certainly a good start, though.
  7. abhilashPS

    abhilashPS New Member Webmaster

    I never heard these before.
  8. NiteshPundhir

    NiteshPundhir Resource Representative Resource Rep Webmaster

    Third party cookies
    Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting.
    Session cookies
    Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
    Persistent cookies
    This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session.
    Flash cookies
    Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie.
  9. Manson

    Manson Member Webmaster


    Thanks for the post. I don't know about these cookies. I know from you.

    Thanks to everyone.
  10. Securex

    Securex New Member Webmaster

    HSTS Super Cookie
    It can be also used to fingerprint a browser.
    HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a web security standard implemented by browsers via a Response header which instructs the browser to send subsequent requests to this particular URL over HTTPS, even if the original request was made using HTTP. When a browser receives a HSTS instruction, that instruction is retained no matter what. Even if you go incognito or private.

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