SEO Glossary > Cookies


Cookies, besides being tasty morsels, are files that a website saves to a person's computer when they visit a web page. Cookies save information like the items a person added to their shopping cart at an eCommerce site or the history of the pages visited on the website. An important function of cookies is to determine whether a person is logged into an account on a site. Once they log in, a cookie is saved indicating they are logged in and that allows them to go from page to page without signing in between pages.