A cookie is a file containing a small amount of information that a website places on your device. Similar technologies include:
- Local shared objects (Flash cookies) – data that websites which use Adobe Flash store on your device
- Local storage (session storage and database storage) – a type of file placed on your device that can hold data, often related to video or audio content
- Pixels – (also known as clear gifs, web beacons or web bugs) are code used on a web page or in an email notification. They are used to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps to measure and improve services and personalise your experience.