What are cookies?
- Almost every website uses cookie technology. Some cookies are useful because they are able to improve the user experience. Cookies, among other things, speed navigation through our site, track information so you don’t have to re-enter it every time you visit our site, help us provide you with personalized content and allow us to recognize your visit.
- Some of the cookies we use require your consent, while others are exempt.
- Cookies exempt from consent: Strictly necessary cookies guarantee tasks without which you will not be able to use the website as intended. They are stored on your computer during the current browser session.
- Cookies subject to consent: All other cookies that are not strictly necessary to use the website still perform important functions. Without these cookies, functions intended for your convenience on our website, such as your personal settings or auto-filling of form functions, cannot be retained and must therefore be re-entered on each page.
Types of cookies used by ICANN
Our website may use three types of cookies: necessary cookies, performance cookies, or functional cookies.
- Necessary cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the site and use its features. These temporary cookies only last for as long as your web browser is open, and are used for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation on our website. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided – for example, remembering previous actions (eg, entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
- Performance cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods and are used for purposes including tracking the number of new visitors to our site and information such as the number of views a page gets, the amount of time a user spends on the page, and other relevant web statistics. These cookies do not store information that allows identification of the user. Aggregated information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience.
- Functional cookies allow a website to save information already entered (such as user names, language options, and your location), so you can provide enhanced and more personalized functionality. Functional cookies are also used to enable features you request such as playing videos. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.