Cookies (HTTP cookies), are small bits of data stored as text files on a browser. They enable core website functionality, such as e-commerce shopping carts, The information is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browser.
The most common cookies are: Session cookies, these are temporary cookies stored in the browser's memory just until the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are longer-term cookies that are tagged by the issuer with an expiration date. These cookies are stored by the browser even after the browser is closed. They are returned to the issuer every time you visit the site that issued the cookie or view a site that contains a resource (such as an ad) issued by the original cookie issuer.
Cookies For Analytics
Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. This information is collected by way of cookies which are stored on you web browser. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website which is stored by google.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.