Website Terminology Glossary
Website cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s device (such as a computer, smartphone, or tablet) by a website. They are used to store information about the user’s activities on the website, such as their preferences, login information, and shopping cart contents. Cookies can be set by the website itself, or by third-party services that the website uses, such as advertising networks or social media platforms.
Cookies can be either “session” cookies, which are deleted when the user closes their web browser, or “persistent” cookies, which remain on the user’s device until they expire or are manually deleted. Some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly, while others are used for analytics or advertising purposes.