What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device by a website when you first visit it. Cookies are used to store information such as user preferences, login information or products added to an online shopping cart. This information is then used to personalize your browsing experience or to automatically log you into a website without having to enter your login information each time.
Cookies cannot access other files on your computer and cannot install malware on your device. They also cannot be used to collect sensitive information such as your credit card number or social security number.
How are cookies used on websites?
Cookies are used on websites for a variety of reasons, including to:
Remember user preferences: Cookies can store user preferences such as preferred language, font size or color scheme.
Personalize the user experience: Cookies may be used to personalize your browsing experience by providing product recommendations or advertisements tailored to your browsing history.
Maintain user login: Cookies can be used to automatically log you into a website without having to enter your login information each time.
Track usage data: Cookies can be used to track usage data such as the number of pages visited, time spent on the website or products purchased. This information can be used to improve the user experience or to optimize the website.
How do I manage cookies?
Cookies are generally accepted by default on most web browsers. However, you can choose to disable or delete them at any time in your browser settings. It is important to note that disabling cookies may affect certain features of the websites you visit, such as automatic login or personalization of the user experience.