Cookies are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience.
Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labeled with an ID unique to you and your computer but doesn’t include any personally identifiable information about you.
Since we can’t know exactly who made a request to our website, we need to give you an identifier as a cookie to store you choices and browsing state.