Cookies are small files that are sent to and stored on the user’s terminal equipment by the user’s browser when the user connects to a website.
Cookies can be used to collect and store user data while you are connected to provide the services requested and that are not usually retained (session cookies), or to retain user data for other future services and can be retained indefinitely (persistent cookies). Cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.
Their functions can be very varied: to store your browsing preferences, to collect statistical information, to enable certain technical functionalities, and so on. Sometimes cookies are used to store basic information about the user’s browsing habits or equipment, to the point, depending on the case, of being able to recognize the user.