The benefits and dangers of cookies

what are cookies??

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember state full information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).

benefits of cookies?

benefits of cookies are that the website remembers you, like your password or email or if your shopping and you add a product and if you accidentally exit off the site it remembers what you put in your basket.

what is the dangers of cookies?

the dangers of cookies are you could get viruses from websites like free downloads it could take passwords from bank accounts,