A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website?s server to a visitor?s computer or mobile device and stored in their browser.
The information obtained is anonymous. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to a browser. A cookie can't read data off a hard disk, or read cookie files created by other sites.
Cookies are intended to improve, customize, and enhance user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate a website. They also help the owners of the website produce statistical data in order to improve the navigational experience of visitors. Among other things, cookies can help website owners determine: