Cookies are small data files stored on your internet-enabled device, such as your computer or your phone, and are now standard for most websites. While you are visiting a website, cookies allow the website to store certain types of information about you that the site uses in your browser. When you come back to that same website later, the same information stored by cookies in your browser is sent back to the website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, help websites work more efficiently and provide the website’s owner with information about the site. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience.
Additionally, there are a variety of Types of Cookies. Generally cookies can be grouped into five types for most websites, including ITK’s: