All about cookies— and not the chocolate chip kind

For national cookie day, we wanted to dive into the history of cookies— both the web kind and the delicious kind.

Fun fact about the cookies with sugar: Originally, cookies had one purpose in the kitchen- Bakers used them to test the oven by baking small amounts of cake batter before baking an entire cake. Who would’ve known?

Now onto the web cookie. Like how the baked cookie originated, a website cookie is a small bit of data that is saved as a text file on your web browser.  The site that collects your web cookies can recognize your device for future use with individual login information, customized advertising, track user activity, which is most known with e-commerce shopping carts.

So why do we even need cookies? Cookies are very important to how the web functions to manage our online experiences. However, cookies come with privacy concerns and security risks.  As a web developer, marketing specialist, or just a casual internet user, knowing the purpose of cookies and the privacy and security risk is important.

Cookies can be an optional part of your internet experience. If you so choose, you can limit what cookies end up on your computer or mobile device. If you allow cookies, it will streamline your surfing. For some users, no cookies security risk is more important than a convenient internet experience. Interested in learning more? Contact us for your website needs— cookie talk included.