What are cookies and why are cookies used?
Last updated on: 15thOctober 2019 Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as a tag that identifies your computer. While cookies are often only used to measure website usage (such as number of visitors and duration of visit) and effectiveness (such as topics visitors are most interested in) and to allow for ease of navigation or use and, as such, are not associated with any personal information, they are also used at times to personalise a known visitor’s experience of a website by being associated with profile information or user preferences. Over time this information provides valuable insight to help improve the user experience. Learn more about cookies. Cookies are typically classed as “session” cookies or “persistent” cookies.