What’s the difference between first and third-party cookies?Last Updated: October 15, 2019
The main differences between a first and third-party cookie include:
- Setting the cookie
- Cookie availability
- First-party cookies are available to the domain that created it. A third-party cookie accessible on any website that load the third-party server’s code
- Browser support/blocking
- First-party cookies are supported by all browsers and can be blocked or deleted by the user. Third-party cookies are supported by all browsers, but many are blocking the creation of third-party cookies by default. Users are also taking matters into their own hands and deleting third-party cookies on their own.
Learn About the Different Cookie Consent Models
At a first glance, it may seem that everyone is using the same cookie banner on their website, but there are in fact five main models for cookie law consent.