Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
How Do Cookies Work?
The cookie information is stored in an encrypted form on your computer’s hard drive so that it can’t be read by anyone else. The cookie will expire after a specified period of time which is set when it was first created.
When this happens, all information in it is deleted permanently, including any personal data such as your username or password that you have stored within it. If you want us to remember who you are when visiting our site (for example if you have registered as a member), then we need to store some information on your computer using cookies.