What are cookies?
We use the term “cookie” to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access our services, such as your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. For example, we use HTTP cookies (web/browser cookies), which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our services and allow us to recognize your device. Click here for more information on cookies. Cookies can be necessary and useful in a number of ways. For example, cookies enable websites to recognize your device and are often used to help the website function properly and to provide information to the owner(s) of the site. Cookies are necessary to recognize or “remember” anything about visitors, such as:
- Whether a visitor is logged in
- User-selected preferences
There are different types of cookies, including:
- Cookies served (i.e., set, shared, provided, offered) directly by ThousandEyes ("first party cookies") and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertising and data analytics service providers ("third party cookies")
- Cookies that only last as long as your browser is open are referred to as "session cookies." Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser.
- Other cookies are "persistent cookies" and remain after your browser is closed, until cleared. For example, they store your device identifier and recognize your device when you open and use your browser.