What is a Cookie?
A “cookie,” as employed by the company Softwarist, refers to a data snippet that gets stored on your computer’s hard drive. It records your navigation patterns across a website. The purpose behind this storage is to enable the website to offer customized options based on the information gathered from your previous visits. Additionally, cookies serve the function of traffic analysis and are used for advertising and marketing endeavors.
It’s important to note that cookies are employed by almost all websites and pose no harm to your computer system. If you wish to review or modify the types of cookies you accept, you can typically adjust these preferences within your browser settings. You retain the option to block cookies at any time by activating the browser setting that allows you to reject either all or specific cookies. However, blocking all cookies, including essential ones, through your browser settings might limit your access to certain sections of our website, potentially affecting our ability to provide you with better free content in the future.
How Softwarist Utilizes Cookies
There are two main categories of cookies:
- Session cookies: These temporary cookies are stored only during your current web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They typically store an anonymous session ID, allowing you to navigate the website without the need to log in on each page. They do not collect any personal data from your computer.
- Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are saved as files on your computer and persist even after you close your web browser. When you revisit the website that generated the cookie, it can access and read the stored information. We use persistent cookies for tools like Google Analytics, Clicky, Momently, and other analytical purposes.
Cookies can also be categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for effective website usage, particularly when making purchases of products and services. Consequently, they cannot be disabled, as doing so would disrupt the services available on our website. These cookies do not collect data that can be used for marketing or tracking your online activity.
- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and enhance the website’s performance. They assist in counting visits, identifying traffic sources, and determining the most popular sections of the site.
- Functionality cookies: Our website utilizes these cookies to remember your preferences and provide enhanced features. For example, we can offer news or updates relevant to the services you use. These cookies can also support specific services you’ve requested, such as video viewing or blog comments. The information collected by these cookies is typically anonymized.