Cookies are some information that is stored by a website on your computer so that it can be accessed later. It is used to store the details about a user to give a customized webpage.

Types of cookies include:

  • Session cookies – which are cleared when a session is closed.
  • Persistent cookies – these cookies will remain in your device until it expires or is cleared by the user.
  • Third party cookies – set by websites which you are not visiting.
  • Show me cookies – these types of cookies are automatically created after it expires.

The term cookie was coined by Lou Montulli and it was derived from the term magic cookie