What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Are cookies Secure?
Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has.