What are Internet Cookies and What they do

Internet Cookies

Internet Cookies are the small piece of data sent from the web server and stored on a user’s web browser. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users. Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session to another on a website. If someone stores data on the server without using cookies would also be a problem because it would be difficult to retrieve particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit on the website.

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When you enter a website using cookies, it is possible that you may be asked to fill out a form providing your information like your name, e-mail, address and something else. When you fill out the form, the information of yours is packed into a cookie and sent to your browser. Then the browser saves the cookies and when the next time you visit the same website, your browser will send cookies to the web server and this happens every time when you open the same website till you didn’t delete the cookies.

As we told you that the main purpose of cookies is to store user login details to remember you on the browser even you closed the tabs. Internet Cookies are also used to track user activities to count that how many visitors came on the website. It also used to track your clicks and searches and used to show you the advertisement based on your interest and it also can be used to remember the items in your cart. The name ‘cookie’ was given by web browser programmer Lou Montulli. Only the website that creates a cookie can read it, so other servers do not have access to your information.

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