A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. The Regulations apply to cookies and also to similar technologies for storing information. This could include, for example, Local Shared Objects.
Regulations but they do require that people are told about cookies and given the choice as to which of their online activities are monitored in this way.
To find out about cookies, please visit AboutCookies.org