What Are Website Cookies and Why Are They Used?
Published: August 7, 2012

What are website cookies and why are they used
What are website cookies and why are they used

Cookies are defined as small files stored on your computer by the web-browser that saves specific information about web activity. Every time the browser requests a web page, these files are sent back to the server to be analyzed. There are a lot of uses for Cookies and reasons why they are used on a website; here are some examples:

  • Cookies can easily carry information (maximum of 4KB) between sessions within a website and within connected websites.
  • Using a specific type of Cookie with a unique ID, users can keep track of how many hits their site gets.
  • Because Cookies store state information on the computer, a user's website always remembers what state the browser is in.
  • Use Cookies to personalize the websites you visit. For instance, if a window pops up displaying a message, and you never want to see that message again, there may be an option to enforce this site to remember. Sometimes, underneath these windows, an unchecked box followed by a message says to: Remember to never display this message again. If you check this box, the website will remember your choice and never display the message again to you personally.
  • Using a specific type of file called a Tracking Cookie; users can learn more about their visitors and learn how to advertise their products according to what their visitors are personally interested in.
  • Cookies store your interests on the start-up page.
  • Can store passwords on specific websites so the user can log in automatically without having to re-type their password every time.

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