How do cookies work?

Cookies are small bits of data that websites users visit can store on their devices. This data is stored by their browser, which means it can only be accessed by the website they are visiting.

This is how cookies work:

how cookies work
  • – The user visits a site that uses cookies:
  • – The browser sends that site a request to store data on the user’s device.
  • – The browser then sends back information about itself, such as its IP address, operating system, and language settings.
  • – It also sends back a unique ID code that identifies this particular visit.
  • – These pieces of information are used to build up profiles about each user and their browsing habits over time.

Read more about cookies here.