What Is a Cookie?
A cookie refers to a piece of information which a website usually transfers to the cookie profile of your computer’s browser. The browser saves the data or information and sends it back to the website server at whatever time the browser returns to the website.
A cookie typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the expiry period (lifetime) of the cookie, and the value, i.e., a randomly generated unique number.
Generally, two types of cookies are used on the website, including:
- Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that exist in the cookie file of the browser unless you leave the site.
- Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain in the cookie file of the browser for a longer time. However, the timing depends on the lifetime of a particular cookie.
Cookies also help the website in arranging content to match your preferred interests quickly and are often used by major sites.
Web Beacons Similar Technologies
We at GottaOffer also use web beacons on our website. These beacons are usually GIFs and pixel tags. They are concise graphics that are embedded in pages and HTML e-mail and are invincible to all respective users. These web beacons are used along with cookies and allow tracking of customers interactions with relevant content of the sites.
Cookies That We Use on Our Site
There are different reasons behind using first party and third party cookies. The following information will let you know what cookies we use and for what reasons:
As the name suggests, mandatory cookies are crucial for the initial function of a website. This allows an individual to navigate the site and use some of its functions. We at GottaOffer use the cookies to get information about the registered users and identify their interests and searches. The most exciting thing about mandatory cookies is that they are not developed for advertising purposes or creating a visitor profile. They are stored for the period of internet session only.
Tracking cookies are used for charging a commission for the business partners with whom we work. If you are purchasing any of our business partners, these cookies identify you and will help us in earning our commission.
Functional cookies are created to enable you to keep the selected settings until you revisit the website. It keeps an eye on all your activities like which section or page you visit frequently. The collected data is stored and provided to us in aggregate form. The major purpose of this is to improve the performance and functionality of the website.
Social Media Cookies
GottaOffer website contains major social media network plugins like Facebook, Twitter, etc. so that you can easily share the information about this site with the outer world. It offers a specific facility for its users according to which if anyone shares these available features, it will place cookies in your browser that may lead your own promotional purposes.
Advertising and Targeting Cookies
These cookies assist us in keeping a watch on your browsing habits and providing you with personalized offers that are available on GottaOffer. The cookies maintain the record of the information to which you have shown your interest. The wonderful thing about these cookies is that they don’t reveal your identity while collecting and evaluating the information. It also controls the frequency of the site.
Many browsers automatically accept these cookies. You can choose to configure your particular browser so that no cookies get stored on your computer and you receive the information before creating a new one. Since each web browser is different from the other, you better read out the browser’s Help Settings to know it accurately.