Cookies are small text files located in browser directories, that are generated when a browser loads a website, and are stored on a user’s computer. When a web page is loaded, it sends information to the browser, which stores a specific message in a small file. This process repeats for every website you load that uses cookies, and the stored message contains information about your visit as well as information about yourself if you did provide such data when registering an account, subscribing for a newsletter and so on.