What is a Cookie?

A cookie can be explained in a couple of ways......a delicious snack or an essential piece of website content which is required to run your website and the many others within the world wide web, for this article we will look more into the latter explanation........

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A cookie is a small file that a website stores on your PC to recall data about the user (pages visited, others sites you have visited....). As cookies are built up it becomes much easier for your browser to load internet pages and websites which you visit often.  Cookies are of great importance to consumer websites as they can store information about clients, for instance when you have a PayPal account you will notice how all of your information seems to appear instantaneously when you come to use it to make an online order. This information has been registered by cookies when you have setup your initial account.  Also, you may notice that when you visit a website the adverts that are on the website seem to target your interests - cookies have stored information on your interests and what sites you are likely to visit and have relayed that information to the adverts on the website (yes quite creepy!). 

In short the World Wide Web relies heavily on cookies in the day to day running of the internet!

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