What kind of cookies does Shopify use?
Types of functional cookies in Shopify:
- Authentication cookies
Authentication cookies are the reason you don’t have to authenticate every time you send a request to a website. To explain in detail, every HTTP request made is stateless. This means every page is considered as standalone. Without authentication cookies you would have to log in everytime you go to a link on a website. Authentication cookies remember your details and prevent that hassle for you.
- Security cookies
These cookies are closely linked to authentication cookies. Security cookies detect repeated authentication abuses in a short amount of time. This means it notices continuous failed login attempts, failing security check, etc. This provides a layer of security to your account, without which, account theft would be easier.
- Multimedia player session cookies
Multimedia player session cookies are related to audio and video playback. These are cookies that are responsible for storing data that lets you continue a video or audio on the website from the point where you left off before closing your browser. These cookies remember data required to load the file quickly, such as video quality, buffer parameters, playback speed, frame rate, etc. This allows you to continue the audio or video uninterrupted when you reopen the browser.
- UI customization cookies
UI (User Interface) customization cookies do exactly what the name suggests. They store data regarding any customization the user made to the webpage. Customizations can be things like font size, resolution, language selection or even specific page layouts. The cookie remembers these selections and helps load the same data every time you access the website.
- First-party analytics cookies
Shopify use first-party analytics cookies to monitor traffic. For example, what words you are searching for the most. Shopify are not using them to collect user data, but just statistics that help in improving the website.
- Third-party analytics cookies
Third-party analytics cookies are provided by google analytics and other such third parties. These provide information on what the users have searched before reaching the website and similar information.