Cookies are text strings that websites use to store information. A session ID cookie terminates when a user closes the browser. Persistent cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer as small text files for an extended period.
Cookies are files that websites can save on your computer's hard drive or directly in your browser. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function by changing your browser settings. If you use more than one computer or browse with different browsers, your cookie settings are saved separately by each browser. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your settings permit it. However, to protect your privacy, only the website that sent you a particular cookie can access that cookie. It does not permit any other website to access the cookies stored in your browser—even if that other site sent you that particular cookie.
The website name or domain for which the cookie was generated
A lifetime of the cookie
Stored value or randomly generated unique number.
You can modify your browser's settings to accept or decline cookies. However, if you disable cookies, some of the interactive features of the software may not work.
You can delete cookies by deleting the files in your computer's cookie folder. Consult your browser's help function for more information.