What is a Cookie?

Besides being a delicious treat, it’s also a small piece of information that is downloaded to your computer when you visit certain websites.

For example, when you visit Amazon.com it often recognizes who you are. This is because it saves a small bit of information on your computer when you register, so every time you go to the site, it remembers you.

Cookies are not harmful and do not contain viruses, they are just simple text files. They cannot access any information on your computer, they just help a website recognize who you are and if you’ve visited before. If you don’t like this feature, you can usually remove or disable cookies in the Privacy/Security settings for your browser.