Cookies can be delicious, but also useful if you set your permissions properly! No, we're not talking about the baked goods. In the computer world, cookies refer to small data files that websites use to tailor your experience (but also to track your activity).
Briefly, these small data files get stored on your computer when you visit a website and then get read by the site's server. They make it possible for you to login, or remember your username so you don't have to re-enter it constantly; they allow you to keep items in a shopping cart while shopping for other items or keep a custom browsing experience by entering in your preferences. Conversely, cookies also allow site advertisers to track your activity so they can customize ads to your interests, which innately comes with its own privacy concerns.
So, in a nutshell, some cookies are good while others you may not want and you should be aware of which cookies to allow and which to block. You can manually manage cookies in your web browser settings, but when asked, be our preference is to block third-party (advertising) cookies.
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