A cookie is a small text file that a website sends to a user’s device and stores on their web browser. The content of a cookie does not allow the user to be personally identified, and no other files can be accessed from the user’s device. A cookie may contain the name of the website, date, time, and a unique number that helps identify the user.
Saved cookies enable websites to recognize a user’s device and avoid the need for the user to re-enter data when revisiting the site or its sections. Cookies improve the user experience by helping to develop user-friendly websites, understand user preferences, and display targeted ads to specific audiences based on their previously visited sites.
Users have the option to change cookie-related settings at any time, including turning automatic cookie processing on or off, blocking cookies, or deleting them manually.