Internal cookies are created by the website you are visiting. They allow the site to store information about your preferences, such as language or country, to enhance your online experience. For example, if you have chosen French on a website, an internal cookie will be created to remember this preference and automatically display the French content the next time you visit.
Third-party cookies are created by third-party websites, such as advertisers or social networks, that have embedded their content on the website you are visiting. These third-party cookies allow third-party sites to track your online activity and present you with personalized ads based on your interests. For example, if you have recently searched online for athletic shoes, you may see ads for athletic shoes on other sites you visit.
And the famous RGPD?
In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important privacy regulation that applies to cookies and other forms of personal data online. The GDPR strengthens users’ rights over their personal data and requires website owners to obtain explicit consent from users before collecting and using their personal data, including cookies.
As a result, many companies have sought ways to track user activity without using cookies, using techniques such as fingerprinting. However, these techniques can also raise privacy concerns, as they can be used to identify users without their consent.