What are Cookies and how important these are?


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CookiesCookies are very small text files that are stored in your System’s1 browser when you visit website(s).Cookies are used for numerous purposes. This website utilizes 3 categories of cookie as defined by the International Chamber of Commerce guide2 for cookie categories:
  • ‘Strictly Necessary Cookies’ that are required for the website to function at a basic level,
  • ‘Performance Cookies’ that are used to collect anonymous user behavior data which are used to further improve the site,
  • ‘Targeting Cookies’ that are used to provide social networking and Social Sharing functionality.

Strictly Required Cookies

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Performance Cookies

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Targeting Cookies

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GALXSocial SharingSessionaccounts.google.com
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X-LI-IDCSocial SharingSessionlinkedin.com
IN_HASHSocial SharingSessionplatform.linkedin.com
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__utmaSocial SharingPersistentedge.sharethis.com
__utmbSocial SharingPersistentedge.sharethis.com
__utmcSocial SharingSessionedge.sharethis.com
__utmzSocial SharingPersistentedge.sharethis.com
__utmaSocial SharingPersistenttwitter.com
__utmbSocial SharingPersistenttwitter.com
__utmcSocial SharingSessiontwitter.com
__utmvSocial SharingPersistenttwitter.com
__utmzSocial SharingPersistenttwitter.com
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*1 – System can be your Personal Computer, Mobile / Tablet Devices or any device where you can browse websites. *2 – ICC UK Cookie Guide
Nikhil Agrawal

Nikhil Agrawal is the Director of Digital Marketing and Strategy of IS Global Web, a leading digital marketing agency that provides world-class search marketing services and web & application development. He has extensive experience across digital marketing verticals for over 10 years. He is helping many businesses for their search traffic, conversion optimization, product launches and their online presence.You can find Nikhil on LinkedIn & Twitter.

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