Cookies are small text files that can be encrypted or unencrypted and reside in local browser directories. These help users to navigate websites efficiently and allow certain functions to be carried out.
When a web browser loads a particular website from a web server, the website sends information to the browser which then creates the text file. Every time a user goes back to this website, the browser will fetch the file and send it back to the server. Due to their core role around usability, disabling cookies may prevent users from fully using a website.
Cookies can also be generated from third-party platforms that interface with a website. These can include plugins, scripts, widgets and advertising. For example, advertising cookies regulate how an advertisement will appear to a user who is viewing the website.
To find out more about how cookies work please click here.
Managing your cookies depends on the type of browser you are using. For more information on this please visit this link – https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.