What’s a Cookie?
Although it sounds like a sweet biscuit, a cookie has very little to do with pastries and desserts. A cookie is a little text file that your computer stores whenever you visit a website. Cookies are used on most websites - from media giants to personal blogs to track visitors, pageviews, demographic details and other relevant information to make your browsing experience more relevant to your preferences.
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What should I do next?
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