What is a cookie? Most websites you visit are using cookies to enhance your user experience by "remembering" you, either for individual visit of the website ( 'session cookie' ) or each time you visit the same website ( 'persistent cookie' ) .

Cookies can help you navigate more efficiently between pages, save your preferences and make the experience of the website better, faster and easier. If a website does not use cookies you will be perceived as a new user each time you visit the site. Cookies can store passwords and user names to make it easier for you the next time you visit a site.

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile phone on the webpage's server, and only that server will have access to this information. Each cookie is unique to your browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as usernames and passwords, your preferences or what you put in your shopping cart during your last visit.