A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone which contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.
Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used on websites.
A cookie typically contains:
When you visit the Opera website, the pages that you see and cookies are downloaded to your device. Our website server sends the cookie and uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sends a cookie can read it, and therefore use, that cookie.
This file is stored on your computer's (or phone's) hard drive. All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online traffic flow.
Cookies can be categorised from their life span:
1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date
You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. All browsers are different, so visit allaboutcookies website to find out more.
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Purpose: We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.