What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that contain a small amount of information that is automatically downloaded to your device when you visit a website. When you re-visit the website that initially provided you with the cookie, it will be returned. This will also occur if you visit other websites that recognize that cookie.
Cookies are convenient because they allow the site to recognize the user's device. They do a lot of different things, such as navigating between pages effectively, remembering your preferences and generally improving the website experience. They can also improve the ads you see on a webpage by showing more relevant ads.
Cookies generally will not identify you as an individual, only the device you are using. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.