Cookies are generally small pieces of text or data that are stored on your computer when you visit a web site. Generally, a cookie is associated with a specific domain name, and has a set of keys, each associated with a value that may represent an communication session, and user id, or, in some cases, personal information or user activity.
Without cookies, it would be necessary for you to enter your password every time you visited a different page on our site. Cookies are the simplest way of maintaining a connection between you and the site you’re visiting.
While there are alternatives to cookies, most of them have some pretty unpleasant tradeoffs, including making it difficult to share URLs with your friends in a secure way.
Cookies allow us to personalize the service for your needs, to keep your private information private, and to share the information you want to share with us.
In some cases, features for social login (logging in from Facebook or Twitter, for example), sharing (including posting to Facebook or Twitter), and site traffic analytics tools (Google Analytics) result in third party cookies being created in response to your activity on the site.