Cookies, also known as “Web Cookies” or “HTTP Cookies” refer to a small amount of text sent by a web server to an Internet user’s browser and then back again when the web server requests it. Cookies can contain information about which pages a user has visited on that particular website, or be used to keep a session open so that you do not have to constantly log back in to the same site. Contrary to some (incorrect) beliefs, they are not programs and are not able to spyware or viruses. They are simple text snippets, unchanged by the user’s computer. There is some concern over the fact that cookies keep track of the user’s activity on the server, but in most cases this information is used to enhance your online experience by providing you with the content you most likely need.