When you visit a website, you might see a pop-up asking if you want to accept cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your computer. They’re used for a variety of purposes, such as storing your preferences, tracking user behavior, and serving targeted ads.
Some cookies are essential for websites to function properly. Others are non-essential but help to improve your experience by, for example, remembering your preferences. You can usually choose to accept or reject non-essential cookies.
If you’re not comfortable with cookies being stored on your computer, you can set your browser to delete them after each session or to block them altogether. Keep in mind, though, that blocking all cookies can break some websites.