Because the data in a cookie does not change when it travels back and forth, it has no way to affect how your computer runs, but they act more like logs (i.e. They record user activity and remember stateful information) and they get updated every time you visit a website. Preferences cookies, preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are. The information is anonymous (i.e.
When you visit a website, the website sends the cookie to your computer. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The latter also helps us to track if you were referred to us by another website and improve our future advertising campaigns. For example, session cookies are used only when a person is actively navigating a website. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser. Cookies are small data files.