What are cookies?
Online cookies are unfortunately not of the edible variety. 'Cookie' is geek speak for a small snippet of text that a website places in your browser (the application you use to browse the web, like Safari or Internet Explorer) to track what you do when you visit it.
The original term used by computer programmers was 'fortune cookie', because a cookie is designed to 'read your fortune' by remembering who you are and some basic information about your browsing history.
You probably have dozens, if not hundreds of cookies lurking behind the scenes on your browser.
For example, if you've ever had to type a username and password to gain access to a site, you may have noticed that the site somehow remembered your username. That's a cookie's work.
If you've indulged in a spot of online shopping, when you return to the site at a later date you'll notice that it has remembered everything about you, including the personal information you've shared and the items you've purchased or put into a shopping cart. Cookies are responsible for this, too.
What we collect from Cookies:
Nothing! We believe that if you want us to know something, you'll tell us.