WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A session is a span of time in which a web browser maintains a connection to a particular web server.
When you visit a website often, it can be valuable to automatically provide the website with information specific to who you are and how you use that website – instead of having to manually enter all of that data each time you visit the site. This could be information like your name or what kinds of news you like to read about (if, say, the website was a news website).
A cookie is a set of data that a website causes to be stored on your computer for use during a session in which you visit that website. These cookies are managed by your browser program. Cookies can be a tool to help make a particular website display the way you want it faster, or to personalize your experience on that site.
In general, there are two types of cookies: temporary and persistent.
A temporary cookie expires when a web browser session ends - usually, this happens when the browser program is closed down. This is a session cookie. The cookie's data is not stored on your computer permanently.
The data in a persistent cookie is stored on your computer for a specified time period. These cookies always have expiration dates; the cookie is erased from your computer after the expiration date.
EXAMPLE: If you regularly visited a shopping website, the cookie for that website might store the most common type of product you liked to purchase, so that those types of products would be displayed first when you next visited the website.
HOW TO REJECT COOKIES
If you decide that you do not want cookies to be set on your device by our third-party Partners, you can adjust the settings on your internet browser and choose from the available Cookies setting to best meet your preferences. While setting options may vary from browser to browser, you can generally choose to reject some or all cookies, or instead to receive a notification when a cookie is being placed on your device. For more information, please refer to the user help information for your browser of choice. Please keep in mind that cookies may be required for certain functionalities, and by blocking these cookies, you may limit your access to certain parts or features of our sites and platforms.
Here is an article on adjusting your cookie settings if you browse using Google Chrome: Chrome-Devtools
While cookies are set for varying durations on your device, you can manually delete them at any time. However, deleting cookies will not prevent the site from setting further cookies on your device unless you adjust the settings discussed above.
DETAILED LIST OF TECH ACADEMY COOKIES
Here are the cookies we track, including the name, source URL, expiration date and (where needed) an explanation:
|Name||Domain||Expires/ max. age||HTTP|