First-party cookies are stored directly on the domain or website the user visits. They collect data for analytical purposes and remember user settings, including sign-in details, online shopping cart items, and website settings, such as language. First-party cookies cannot be used to track user activities on other websites.
First-party cookies won’t go away because among them there are strictly necessary cookies, which are needed for the website’s performance and are always active.
First-party cookies example
Imagine a user is searching for a Consent Management Platform to create a Cookie Banner for his website. The user finds https://cookie-script.com via a search engine (e.g., Google). After landing on it, the user decides to sign in to the website. The website creates a first-party cookie, which is then served on the user’s browser. When the user visits the website again, login details and other necessary data are remembered automatically by the website. These cookies could be labeled as strictly necessary cookies in the Cookie Consent preferences.
Use a CookieScript Cookie Banner, which helps your website to remain compliant with all the privacy laws worldwide, and users can make an informed decision on cookie tracking, including first-party cookies.