Cookie

Cookie,

Definition of Cookie:

  1. A small sweet cake, typically round and flat and having a crisp or chewy texture.

  2. A person of a specified kind.

  3. A packet of data sent by a web server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.

  4. Short text file containing user information which a websites computer stores in the users computer, often without the users knowledge or permission. Among other uses, honest online firms employ cookies to recognize a revisiting user, welcome him or her with a greeting, and to custom tailor their content to suit the users preferences. How long a cookie remains stored in the users computer depends on the browser settings. Modern browsers allow the user to choose the cookies the websites want to download to their computers. While most cookies (such as the shopping cart used in online purchases) are useful, they have a potential for serious misuse. Some firms are known to use cookies for snooping on the users computing and surfing habits, and selling that information to marketers in violation of the users privacy rights.

Synonyms of Cookie

Person, Human being, Human, Being, Mortal, Soul, Creature, Thing

How to use Cookie in a sentence?

  1. Some servers use cookies to track users from site to site, and some use them to uncover the identity of the user.

Meaning of Cookie & Cookie Definition