The contents of a cookie are determined by the exact website that created it. The contents differ from one website to the next. Cookies, in general, contain random alphanumeric text characters. Cookies are used to make it easier for you to navigate a website. Cookies, for example, can retain information that allows you to enter a website without having to log in. Cookies, in effect, inform the website that your browser has previously visited the site. It doesn't need to know your whole name. Cookies usually do not contain any personal information when they are formed. They don't scan your computer or do any sort of inquiry to learn about your personal details. Any personal information they may have comes from your own input on a website's form. When a cookie does hold personal information, it is usually structured in such a way that any third party who accesses your cookie folder will be unable to read it. The information can only be read and decoded by the server that created the cookie in the first place. Some websites add extra layers of security to browsers' cookie handling processes in addition to encrypting any information stored in cookies: store only anonymous but unique content on local cookies; or store personal information on the website's server and make it accessible only by matching it with the anonymous cookie stored on your computer.
Learn how to attach personal information to a cookie to create a more personalised website experience. The content of a cookie is usually a randomly generated set of characters, depending on how a website has set up its cookie function. A website delivering a cookie doesn't need to know who you are for most reasons; it just needs to remember that it has seen your browser before (for more information, please go to the manage cookies section). Some websites do store personal information about you in cookies, but this is only possible if you gave them the information to begin with. If personal information is kept in a cookie, it is normally encrypted - coded - so that it cannot be read by a third party who has access to your browser's cookie folder. Some website servers employ a combination of techniques: they may establish a cookie with unique but anonymous material in your browser, or they may create a file on the server side that logs that unique but anonymous content together with any personal information you have provided.