What is a cookie?

 

Sadly not of the chocolate chip variety, a 'cookie' in a web context is a small data file of letters and numbers that is downloaded from a website by your computer.
 
For example, Digital Unite use these cookies to help give you a good experience: the information they provide helps us to improve our website. Cookies are not programs and they do not collect any data from your computer. You can learn more about cookies at: www.aboutcookies.org.