A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity.Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user ).
Once you agree,the file is added to your hard drive and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website.The web application can tailor its operations to your needs,likes and dislikes.
Overall cookies help us provide you with a better website,by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not .A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies,but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.This may prevent you from taking fulladvantage of the website.
Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking log cookies which we use are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories . We only use this information for stastical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.