What are Cookies
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Cookies are small data files sent by a Web site to your browser. The Web site may send one or more cookies to you. Your computer stores cookies on the hard drive. The Web site may ask for a cookie to serve you the proper web page. The cookie sent back to the web site will be the same cookie they had given you previously.
Cookies allow Web sites to maintain information on a particular user across HTTP connections. The current HTTP protocol is stateless, meaning that the server does not store any information about a particular HTTP transaction; each connection is "fresh" and has no knowledge of any other HTTP transaction. "State" information is information about a communication between a user and a server, similar in many ways to frequent flyer profiles or option settings in desktop software. (For example, a preference for aisle or window seats is cookielike information that a frequent-flyer program might store about one of its customers.) In some cases it is useful to maintain state information about the user across HTTP transactions.
Cookies can be used to store information about a user that either the user or the Web site provides. Some scenarios include the following:
In each of these examples there are only two ways to store data: either the server provides it (as in the last example) or the user provides it by taking some action (such as clicking a link or button or filling out a form).
No. Cookies can only store data that is provided by the server or generated by an explicit user action.
No. Cookies cannot be used to gather sensitive information. Cookies can only store data sent from the website. Cookies are passive data structures that are delivered to the client, stored on the client's hard drive, and returned only to the same server that sent the cookie in the first place.
Cookies are stored on the user's hard drive (although during actual communication it is stored in your browser's memory). The directory is different for each platform.
Your account allows you to choose to have the long-term cookie disabled. This is recommend if the primary place you access the internet is on a public computer, such as a library or Internet Cafe.
No. Cookies are designed to be read only by the site that provides them. Your computer will not recognize any request for another websites cookie.
Yes. The information we store in a cookie is encrypted using 132 bit encryption schemes. In addition, cookies used during secure transactions, such as payments or purchases, will be delivered and received only in the context of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session. The SSL session involves additional encryption of data.
The normal state for your computer is to accept cookies, unless you or someone else has changed your browser's settings.
Depending on your browser type and settings, you may be alerted when a site is about to set a cookie on your hard drive. If notified of the cookie installation you may accept or reject the cookie.
Which Cookies Do We Use?
|Name Domain||Purpose||Data||Sessional or Persistent?|
|Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc..)||Unique Token||Sessional|
storefront and checkout.shopify.com
|Used by our internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the shop||None||Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit|
storefront and checkout.shopify.com
|Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer||None||Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day|
|Stores information about the contents of your cart||Unique token||Persistent for 2 weeks|
|Stores session information for the checkout process||Unique token||Sessional|
|If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access||Unique token||Indefinite|