Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people visiting these websites.
These files are then read by the website every time you return to the site. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interact with the website; this is useful for many different purposes.
For example, cookies can be used to remember your username and password, so you don’t have to re-enter all your login information every time you visit a site you log in frequently.
Other functions of cookies are site performance cookies that increase website usage by remembering things like custom video streaming or volume settings you have chosen when using the website in addition to providing user-specific ads based on searches and personal interests.