The cookies are classified according to their purpose as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are vital to provide basic website functionality.
Functionality cookies allow websites to retain the preferences and choices that the user has made on thewebsite, such as language and resolution.
Statistical analysis cookies are used directly by the entity managing the website to collect aggregateinformation about user activity on the website (e.g. pages viewed, country of origin). This information is
collected anonymously and for statistical purposes only.
Performance cookies – these are also used to collect data on how users use the website, for example, which pages are visited most frequently or data regarding the occurrence of error messages on web pages. This data is collected anonymously and is only used to improve the functionality of the website.
Furthermore, a distinction can be made between first party cookies, which are set by the website being visited (only that website can read them), and cookies placed by external service providers in order to analyse people’s activity on their websites (third party cookies).
Finally, under another categorisation, session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the user closes their browser, differ from persistent cookies, which are stored on your device and are not automatically deleted when you close your browser.