Cookies are pieces of data that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. The data or file contains information about your visit to the webpage as well as information you’ve volunteered, such as your name. They are used by the website you have visited to remember your status across multiple visits, to control your experience on that website or as a tool for analysing information about your visit. They do not, necessarily, have any personal information about you unless you have given them this by perhaps logging into, or creating an account.