About Biscuit and Biscuit consent
What are Biscuit?
Biscuit are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With Biscuit, sites can keep you logged in, remember your site preferences and give you personalized content.
Biscuit can also be used to establish statistics about the browsing experience and to show target ads.
Types of Biscuit
In general, Biscuit can be classified by:
- First-party Biscuit are issued by a website that a user views directly
- Third-party Biscuit are not created by the website being visited, but by a third party like Google Analytics, DoubleClick, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.
- Session Biscuit which is erased when the user closes the browser
- Persistent Biscuit which remains on the user device for a some period of time
- Strictly necessary Biscuit are required for website to work properly
- Preferences Biscuit allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past
- Statistics Biscuit help website owner to collect statistic data and understand how visitors interact with website
- Marketing Biscuit track user's online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant ad. These are almost always third-party persistent Biscuit
Consent to use Biscuit
Many jurisdictions require that website owners obtain opt-in user consent before using Biscuit that are not strictly necessary.
You give such consent when you click on the corresponding button of the Biscuit consent banner
If you refuse, Biscuit will not be set.
How to manage Biscuit settings
Most web browsers allow you to manage your Biscuit preferences through the browser settings.
You can set your browser to refuse Biscuit , or delete all Biscuit.
Find out how to manage Biscuit on popular browsers:Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple SafariMicrosoft EdgeMicrosoft Internet ExplorerOpera
Please note that if you choose to block Biscuit, this may impair or prevent due functioning of web pages.