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Browser (web browser)

A software application used to locate, retrieve, and display information sources (content) on the World Wide Web. The content can include web pages, images, video, audio and other files.

Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.

IP Address (Internet Protocol Address)

Numerical label assigned to each device, e.g. computer, tablet or printer, participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Non-personally identifiable information

Information that has been made anonymous so that it does not identify a specific user. 

Personal information

Information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person.

Server logs

A server log is a log file (or several files) automatically created and maintained by a server of activity performed by it, for example a web server log which maintains a history of page requests.

 

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