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What web cookies are

Cookies are files created by websites you’ve visited. Cookies store browsing information, like your site preferences or profile information. There are two types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies are set by the site shown in the address bar.
  • Third-party cookies come from other sites that have things like ads or images embedded on the page you’re visiting.

Not all cookies are bad. For example, cookies help the website remember your preferred settings so it can reload them when you revisit the site next week. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather.

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