What are essential cookies?

Essential cookies or strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are essential for a website to function correctly. These are cookies are necessary to provide an online service on a website or used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network. Without them, visitors of a website may not be access the various functionalities of the website. Examples of essential cookies include:

  • Session cookies that keep users logged in on a website
  • Persistent cookies that save the user’s preferences such as language
  • Cookies that remember items saved to a shopping cart

Essential cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access a website as they are exempt from the requirement of consent as per the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and ePrivacy Directive.