A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting requests to save on your computer. Cookies are used on many websites to give a visitor access to various features. The information in the cookie can be used to track a user’s browsing on websites that use the same cookies. There are two types of cookies.
One type saves a file for a long time on your computer. This type of cookie has an expiration date. For example, it is used in features that tell you what’s new since the user last visited the current site.
The second type of cookie is called session cookies and has no expiration date. While you are browsing a page, this cookie is temporarily stored in your computer’s memory, for example, to keep track of the language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored on your computer for an extended period of time, but disappear when you close your browser.