What are cookies?
Cookies are bits of software that track user web usage and preferences in order to provide users with the best and most relevant web experience possible. They have been part of the internet since its inception and have helped shaped what the web is today, a more personalized and customized experience than it used to be.
These customized web experiences are only possible thanks to the information provided by cookies. Unfortunately, this technology, like many others, has fallen to misuse by shady companies and malicious agents and has exploited it in the wrong ways. This is why legislation has been enacted to protect user rights and privacy by letting them pick which sites they trust from those they do not necessarily trust.