The Services use "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
What is a cookie?
A computer cookie, commonly known as an HTTP cookie or web cookie, are small text files that store small pieces of information. They’re created by the websites you visit or their affiliates and are stored on your computer. The data that cookies store is usually some type of tracking information to help the website perform various tasks, such as manage a session ID when you sign in. Cookies are limited to 4kb in size which means they cannot store large amounts of data.
What do Dookies do?
Cookies aren’t something that you can access from the drop-down menu in your browser and view them. Yet they are very important when it comes to browsing the internet and play a great role in making browsing more convenient for you.Every time you visit a website, it sends a small piece of information to your computer to keep track of your movement on the site, your visits, and activities there. These cookies are then stored in your web browser and are later accessed when you’ll visit the website again.For example, while selecting a language on a multi-lingual website, the website may store this information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Next time you visit the website, it’ll automatically load the page in the language you’ve previously selected by reading the information from the cookie so you don’t have to select your preferred language again. It’s very convenient, isn’t it?
There can be thousands of cookies stored in your web browser but since they’re very small in size you shouldn’t worry about them using up too much space. Nevertheless, you may always clear all available cookies directly from the browser’s settings menu.If you do that then keep in mind that you’ll be logged out of all websites you’ve previously logged in to and hit the “remember me” checkbox.