What Are Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information in the form of small text files that a website can save in your browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site to improve the users experience. Some cookies disappear when you close your session and some are retained for months.
There are first party and third party cookies. First party cookies are put on your computer by the site you are now visiting, third party cookies are put on your computer by other parties that have content on that site, for example other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded.
What do Cookies do?
The main purpose of web cookies is to make the internet experience easier for users. When websites can remember your past visits, they can load their website with your preferences. Here are a few examples of what cookies can do when you visit a website:
Set your chosen language preference
Remember items in a shopping cart
Remember if certain settings are turned on
Authenticate your identity
Create highly targeted ads
Track how you interact with ads
Make personalized content recommendations
Track items you view in an online store
Auto-fill information in forms.
Should I be concerned about Cookies?
Many people associate cookies with the cross-site tracking used by advertising companies. Tracking somebody across multiple sites relies on third-party cookies.
Advertisers like Google and Facebook can track users as they travel around the web from site to site, building up profiles of the kinds of sites they like to visit, and showing them targeted advertising.
This is how Facebook uses its Like buttons, and Google uses its advertising code, to track you across the web. They can tell whenever you visit a site that includes one of their components because they can read their own cookies.
The tracking stops if you block or delete those cookies.
What type of Cookies do we use?
To provide a great experience for our visitors and customers.
To identify any registered members (users who registered to our site).
To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.
To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use.
What's the difference between essential and non-essential cookies?
Essential cookies are automatically placed on our visitors' computer or device as they are necessary for certain actions to take place on our site. Without these cookies being used, visitors couldn't benefit from some of the services our site may offer.
Non-Essential cookies are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of Essential. These include, but are not limited to, cookies used to analyse user behavior or display personalized ads.
How does the visitor (you) decline Cookies?
We give you the opportunity to accept or decline non-essential cookies on our site.
Wix platform only places essential cookies on our visitor’s device by default.
You have 3 options for how you wish to proceed with cookies while visiting our site:
Accept: You may accept all non-essential cookies.
Decline All: You may declines all non-essential cookies.
Settings: You have the option to customize your cookie experience. For example, you may accept functional cookies while declining marketing cookies.
How do I delete past Cookies?
Privacy-conscious users can disrupt tracking easily, because blocking or clearing cookies is easy. We recommend clearing your browser's cookies periodically, especially if you're noticing problems when browsing websites.
Although there are plenty of tools that can help manage your cookies, if you need to, you can easily clear the decks directly in your browser.
How to Clear Cookies in your browser.
What happens if I decline Cookies?
What happens if you decline to accept cookies varies from site to site, and can range from the site working perfectly to the site not working at all.
Should You Accept Cookies