Cookies are small text files placed in your browser by the websites you visit. They store data about the site and about you, including your location, preferences, and what you did while on the site.
Cookies can play an important role in how well a website functions, like remembering login information or what’s in a user’s cart. These are the “strictly necessary” cookies you sometimes see in cookie consent banners.
However, as cookies share information about past searches, they’re frequently used to inform targeted advertising campaigns, and the data they collect can be packaged and sold to whomever has the budget.
Learn more about cookie consent.