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.