Here is how Wikipedia describes them: “A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, loging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. Cookies cannot carry viruses and cannot install malware on the host computer.”
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To find out more information on this law visit the UK Information Commissioners Office (IOC) to read the full European legislation regarding cookies and and privacy.