How do cookies affect website performance?

Cookies, though small data packets, can collectively impact website performance. Each cookie makes a server request when a user visits the site. This is a time-consuming process especially when there are numerous cookies. This slows down page load times, especially in the case of third-party cookies that request data from external servers. Slower loading times can negatively affect user experience and therefore, the effective management of cookies is crucial in maintaining optimal website performance.

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