What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide an enhanced user experience, display adverts relevant to your previous browsing experience, understand how our website performs and analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
As with many online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes
First-party cookies are generated and placed on your device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet) by the website you are currently visiting (i.e. in this case by the Wildanet website itself). First-party cookies can be used to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. In addition, these are often used for providing an improved user experience and enabling some core functions of the site. For instance, if you are an existing customer, first-party cookies could be used to identify you as being a ‘returning visitor’ to the website, so that you do not have to re-enter your details each time you visit the website. In addition, some cookies provide reporting on how the website is being used (to provide such statistics as how many visitors are using the site, which pages are being visited etc). This type of reporting is anonymous and is often used to help the business to provide a better, more relevant experience for the user.
Should you wish, you are able to block first-party cookies via your browser settings (please refer to links to some guides below), although this may have a negative impact on your user experience, In the most part, these first-party cookies are designed to help make your visit the to website easier, by saving you from having to repeat the same task or enter the same information each time you visit the site.
Third party cookies
Third-party cookies are generated and placed on your device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet) by a different website other than this current website. Third-party cookies are created when a user visits a website that includes elements from other sites, such as third-party images or ads. If a server hosting one of these elements responds to the request by setting a cookie, that cookie is stored on the user’s browser.
An example of this is if you were to watch a YouTube video (that was embedded on our website), the YouTube server will set cookies on your device, so that YouTube can suggest similar videos when they visit YouTube. You may have noticed that when you watch a YouTube video, you will often be presented with other videos that have a similar topic.
Some examples of third-party cookies
You are looking to buy a new pair of shoes and have been browsing through many options on a number of e-commerce websites. After a number of days, you are reading a news article on a website when you see an advert on the site, promoting the same brand of shoes you were looking at online a few days ago. Coincidence? No, this happens because the e-commerce website stored a cookie on your browser when you were browsing the shoes and used the data to place advertisements related to your interest on other websites. The purpose of this kind of cookie is to help improve your internet experience by only displaying adverts and content that are relevant to your interests. Such cookies are called third party cookies.
Manage your cookie preferences
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features offered by our website, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly. Overall, cookies are designed to improve your online experience.
You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
If you are using any other web browser, you should be able to disable/enable cookie settngs in your browser’s settings.