HTTP Cookie (or Cookie)

Glossary of Web Design Terms

What is a cookie?

HTTP Cookie (or Cookie)

A cookie is a small text file sent from a web server and saved on your local hard drive by your web browser.

Cookies can be used to track users on a web site or across multiple web sites, to remember users when they return to log them in automatically or to reconnect them with a shopping cart, or to store information about that user for later retrieval by the web server.

Why Does This Matter to Me?

Cookies may be used on your site if you have login-related functions or other functionality on your web site that requires that a returning visitor be identified to simplify or improve their experience with your web site.

From Our Web Design Portfolio...

Silver Bow Hearth and Home
Silver Bow Hearth and Home
Jim at Silver Bow Hearth and Home needed a site to help inform customers of the brands and products they carry, as well as the services the provide. Nancy at Silver Bow Hearth and Home needed to be able to update the brands they carry as they added and removed lines. The site is designed to encourage visitation to the store and calls for service.

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