What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that are stored on your device by your browser. They are used to keep track of a user's data on a website.

Common use cases:

  • Session Management: online stores keep track of users shopping carts using session cookies so users don't have to make an account to keep track of what they want to buy
  • Advertising: track user interests based on their clicks and visits, which can be used to identify traits like politics, gender, and shopping habits
  • Personalization: keep track of a user's language and dark mode preferences