Oh, how we love to hate them !! Cookies are small files that websites create on your device. They contain things like your preferences or your login. They can contain a “session identifier” so the website owner can see which pages you visited, in which order, and how long you spent on the site. This is all quite useful when we are trying to create a good experience for you. Services like Google Analytics are used to collect this information.
For instance, which sites you visit, how often and from this information they gain they can make fairly accurate guesses about your age, location, hobbies, shopping preferences and more. Which are things we maybe don’t want to share, and this is why they can be bad.
If you are worried about them, turn them off or use your browsers “Incognito” or “Private” browsing mode. When you are finished vising the site, simply close the browser. Any cookies, downloaded (cached) files and images will all be removed by your browser. The next time you open your browser, nothing is shared as the information was deleted when the browser closed… simple really.
My favourite cookies
For those of you who just want to eat cookies, here is a link to my favourite recipe.
Looking for food pairing ideas, believe it or not, someone has actually tried this and you can read more about it here.