What are Cookies?
In simple words, Cookies are pieces of information that are present on your device in the form of a text file. When the websites are loaded, they help to remember user preferences. It helps the users to perform their functions efficiently like allowing people to register and be logged in until the cookies don’t expire.
Cookies can be set up by the main website that you visit or by third parties like advertising or analytical service agencies or companies.
The cookies are used for a various number of reasons. Some of them are:
- Some are used for technical reasons
- Some provide a personalized experience to the users
- Some ensure the third party advertisements are being displayed
- Some get activated when an action is initiated by a user like loading a page, clicking on a button, etc.
Our cookies are stored in a variety of places including the emails we sent, our websites, etc.
How can one restrict Cookies?
Cookies are designed for the betterment of the users only. The browsers or devices provide some ways through which you can restrict cookies. It’s also important to know that some cookies can be prevented, whereas some can’t. It’s important to note that, if you disable cookies then some of the website functions and features may not work properly.