Cookies are nothing new, all website visitors have many cookies stored on their computers, tablets, mobile phones from different websites. What is new is that new legislation (ZEKom-1) has changed the way visitors are informed or consent to their use.
Cookies are small text files that most websites store on the devices that users use to access the internet, in order to identify the individual devices that users have used to access them. Their storage is under the complete control of the user's browser - which can restrict or disable the storage of cookies if desired. Cookies are not harmful. They are always time-limited.
Cookies are fundamental to providing user-friendly online services. Cookies make the interaction between the web user and the website faster and easier. They help the website to remember the individual's preferences and experience, saving time and making browsing more efficient and user-friendly.