What is a computer cookie?
An computer cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user's browsing activity.
A computer cookie, or HTTP cookie, is a text file holding a unique ID, placed on a user's computer by a website they visit.
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