What are Cookies?

Why the heck does every website talk about them?

Every website you go to these days has a popup on it about cookies, right?

Cookies are a small file that a website saves to your browser, that contains information about you.  This file is used to “personalize” your browsing experience.  Some things cookies do include, but are not limited to:


  • login information
  • save items in shopping carts
  • save history of things you’ve looked at
  • save preferences or settings on a website
  • choose which ads you’re shown